Chronic Migraine is Not Your Regular Headache
Did you know that 3.2 million Americans live with chronic migraine? Chronic migraine a neurological condition that amounts to much more than just frequent headaches and migraines. The International Headache Society defines chronic migraine as more than fifteen headache days per month over a three month period of which more than eight are migrainous, in the absence of medication over use. Episodic migraine is the other migraine subtype, which is defined as less than 15 headache days per month.
Chronic migraine can be very disabling, incapacitating sufferers that they become unable to work at all. Triggers can be varied as sleep deprivation, bright lights or loud noises, food or caffeine, among others.
Doctors can prescribe painkillers that can tend to be over used. Lifestyle changes and understanding the migraine triggers are important, but preventive treatment can be intolerable to a lot of sufferers. Current therapies are not enough to prevent or reduce the impact of this malady on people’s lives which can lead to depression and inability to cope.
Comes in an alternative treatment that you thought is only for wrinkles. Botox is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for chronic migraine. Botox, unlike acute treatments, prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. It prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo).
Botox injections take only about 15 minutes to administer by a specialist. It will take two treatments, 12 weeks apart, to ascertain if you are responding to the therapy. To get the full benefit of Botox, you need to be treated every 12 weeks. Talk to your doctor about side effects, what to expect and what you can do.
Botox for chronic migraine is relatively safe in the hands of experts and with hundreds of thousands of sufferers already treated since FDA approval in 2010, you should find here a more satisfactory and safer alternative.
Liberate Yourself in Tacoma
Do not just stay put and endure your migraines, or resort to medications that can be over used and proved ineffectual in the long run. You have the right to a safe and more effective treatment with Botox. Come see our specialist at Botixue in Tacoma.