If you’re like most migraine sufferers, you’ve likely tried many methods to get relief—with mixed results. One often overlooked option for migraine treatment in Jacksonville, FL, is Botox injectables. While Botox is best known for minimizing facial wrinkles, botulinum toxin injectables have also been shown to deliver meaningful migraine relief in clinical trials.


How It Works

The science behind why Botox works for pain management is unclear and currently undergoing study. Currently, the evidence suggests that the botulinum toxins interrupt pain transmissions between the brain and the nerves that extend from the spinal cord. By getting Botox injections in the muscles around your face, head, and neck, the pain associated with your migraines may be blocked or muted. Many patients report that the frequency and severity of their headaches decrease after Botox migraine treatments.


What to Expect

The health professional will use a very small needle to inject botulinum toxin into the muscles at various points around your face, head, and neck. The injection sites may be the “trigger points” where your pain originates or elsewhere since Botox migraine treatments are tailored to each person’s medical history and unique anatomy.


Note that it may take several weeks and/or multiple treatments before you experience pain relief. Once relief is achieved, some patients can discontinue the therapy, while others need regular appointments for pain management.