Botox Treatment For Migraines

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Botox Treatment For Migraines

Post by Tee on Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:38 am

If you're thinking about Botox treatment for migraines, there are a few key things you need to know. For example, is there a better treatment to try first? Is it safe? What is the Botox treatment like? Let's try to answer some of these questions.

Why Botox for Migraines?

Botox is actually a brand name. We're actually talking about botulinum toxin A, famous for getting rid of wrinkles.

Botulinum toxin is produced by bacteria, and is actually a poison. But it's injected in very small quantities not only to fight wrinkles but also to fight migraine.

When it comes to Botox treatment for migraines, we need to clarify one thing. It's not actually a treatment for individual migraine attacks, but a preventative treatment which needs to be repeated from time to time. (There are actually other ways to treat migraine with Botox, which we'll talk about in a moment).

So how exactly does Botox fight migraine? To go into more detail, be sure to read Botox for Migraine.
Migraine Fighting vs Information Gathering

Botox injections alone have been helpful to many people when it comes to fighting migraine attacks. But there's another type of Botox treatment for migraines, in which the Botox is basically used to "gather information".

In this scenario, the Botox is used to find out which muscles may be triggering migraine attacks. When problem areas are found, it's surgery that is used to keep those muscles from triggering attacks.

This is a controversial approach for a number of reasons. You can find out more in the article linked to above. Here's one doctor who is trying this type of Botox treatment for migraines.

http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/botox-treatment-for-migraines.html
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