Migraines are not just headaches. They are throbbing, debilitating headaches that create life interruptions. Often accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to light and sound, migraine headaches make it difficult to enjoy life. Today, 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation.
Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology offers BOTOX® for migraines, the first and only FDA-approved preventative treatment to reduce headache days in adults with chronic migraines. Our board-certified neurologists Wendell R. Helveston, MD; C. Scott Lynn, MD; and Jose P. Fernandez, Jr., MD, specialize in BOTOX® treatment for chronic migraines.
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a chronic migraine treatment that is injected to prevent headaches in patients 18 years or older who have chronic headache 15 or more days each month with headaches lasting four or more hours.
Many treatment options are used to decrease pain during the onset of a chronic headache. As a preventive treatment, BOTOX® is used to stop migraines before they start.
BOTOX® is a neurotoxic protein that relaxes the muscles when injected. It is most commonly known for the ability to reduce facial wrinkles. To treat chronic migraine, BOTOX® is injected into muscles of the forehead, side and back of the head and neck. The injections block the pain signals and minimize the onset of chronic migraine by causing the muscles to relax.
BOTOX® treatments are usually given once every three months. Each treatment is a series of multiple injections. Many patients begin to see results within a few days of treatment. With each use, BOTOX® continues to reduce the number of headache days each month.
If you suffer from chronic migraines, call Hattiesburg Clinic Neurology at 601-268-5620 to schedule a consultation. Appointments can be made without a referral. Call today and allow our experienced neurologists to determine if BOTOX® is right for you.
*Individual treatment plans and patient results may vary. This information not intended to replace medical consultation.
“I can get out of the house, go to church, spend time with my grandchildren. It gave me my life back.” – Sherry Broome, Lumberton, Miss.
“My boys are so happy that I don’t ‘always have a bad headache’. I used to have to lay down before we’d do anything, and now I don’t have to do that. It is freeing.” – Katie Walley, Hattiesburg, Miss.
“Amazingly effective. Drastic change.” – Lana Weil, Collins, Miss.
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