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Botox and migraines

Botox and migraines

Posted on 2017-01-15

Botox is neurotoxins that can help treat muscle spasms, muscle stiffness, improve the appearance of wrinkles on the face and can prevent chronic headaches. Because there can be serious side effects, Botox should be prescribed by a doctor and carefully performed.

Chronic headaches or migraines are those that occur more than 15 days a month and last several hours affect more than 12 percent of Americans. Symptoms can include throbbing pain in the head, dizziness or nausea and sensitivity to light. Those who suffer from these conditions can get treatment to help lessen pain, reduce headaches for up to three months and prevent headaches from happening in the future.

Botox treatments are given in intervals throughout 12 weeks. Patients should get all the required treatments to get the best effects of the Botox. It is injected into areas around the neck and forehead. People say that the injections feel like tiny pin pricks, and are performed in the doctor’s office. Treatments only last about 15 minutes and recovery time is not too long.

It is important to pay attention to side effects of the Botox. The most commonly reported side effects are neck pain and headaches.  Keep attention to the injection site and watch for excessive swelling or tenderness. If you experience trouble breathing or swallowing, contact your doctor immediately.

Though Botox is an easy procedure, it is a serious one. It is important you consult a qualified physician to properly provide the service. We welcome all inquiries about our staff, services, and facility at Shea Clinic. Feel free to contact us for more information. For appointments, call 800-477-SHEA or locally901-761-9720.

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