Botox for Migraine Headaches
In BOTOX® is a prescription medicine that is injected to prevent headaches in adults with chronic migraine who have 15 or more days each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day in people 18 years or older.
In addition to it’s better known cosmetic applications, Botox can also be used to relax the muscles of the head and neck to prevent migraine headaches. Botox is FDA approved to treat patients who have severe migraine headaches that last more than 4 hours, occur more than 15 days per month. These patients have usually failed other medications, or do not like the side effects of the medications and need an alternative. In these cases, insurance will often cover the injections. For migraine patients, Dr Rodman injects multiple sites in the forehead, temples, back of the head and back of the neck. This can give patients a great relief from their headaches, especially if combined with trigger point injections, which are numbing shots injected into the areas that the headaches start.
What to bring you to your consultation with Dr Rodman
Make sure to bring your previous medical records including a list of previous medications you’ve tried, previous doctors that you have seen, and copies of any imaging of the head (CT scan or MRI).