Chronic migraines 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, three million Americans suffer from chronic migraines.
Hattiesburg Clinic offers BOTOX for migraines, the first and only preventative treatment FDA-approved to reduce headache days in adults with chronic migraines. BOTOX (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a chronic migraine treatment that is injected to prevent headaches in patients 18 or older who have a 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. When administered as a preventive treatment, BOTOX is used to stop migraines before the onset.
In addition to treatment for migraines, BOTOX can offer relief to patients who are suffering from chronic neck pain. Most commonly known for the ability to reduce facial wrinkles, BOTOX is a FDA-approved treatment that block the pain signals and minimizes the onset of pain causing the muscles to relax. BOTOX is a neurotoxic protein that relaxes the muscles when injected. For optimal results, the BOTOX injections are paired with therapy. Once the patient receives pain relief from the injection, he/she may be referred to Physical Therapy to rehabilitate the appropriate areas.