For those with chronic migraines relief could come from the commonly used cosmetic drug Botox® that is used to reduce facial wrinkles.
Botox Therapy FAQ
Botox works by blocking the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. Specifically, pain fibers involved in the formation of headaches. Decreasing the migraine intensity and frequency.
Botox is used for those with 15 or more migraine headaches per month. However, it is sometimes used “off label” (outside FDA approval) for other forms of chronic headache, such as chronic tension headache.
This procedure is done at bedside by using one of the smallest needles available to inject Botox into the muscles in 31 specific sites of the head and neck.