Botox® for Migraines
While most people primarily associate Botox® with reducing the appearance of wrinkles and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, Botox® is a powerful tool in the treatment of migraines. Dr. Jonathan Cabin is an expert in the application of Botox® for migraines, using micro-targeted Botox® migraine injections to reduce or, in some cases, completely eliminate the devastating symptoms of migraine headaches.
What Is Botox for Migraines?
Botox® is a naturally derived molecule that is applied directly to the targeted muscle, resulting in the temporary blockage of certain nerve signals. By preventing nerve signals from getting to the injected muscle, the muscle reduces its ability to fully contract. This is how Botox® reduces the appearance of wrinkles that are related to wrinkling. Botox® has also been found to reduce the triggering of certain nerves involved in pain-signaling.
Botox® for migraines involves using Botox® in patients who suffer from migraines, with the treatment goal of reducing the frequency, intensity and/or duration of the migraine headaches. As discussed below, the mechanism of action of Botox® is thought to short-circuit the typical trigger pathways related to migraine headaches.
How Does Botox Work for Migraine Relief?
While Botox® has been shown to be effective in treating chronic migraines, it is still not entirely clear why these migraine injections work. There is evidence to suggest that Botox works on various levels to reduce the triggering and signalling of sensory nerves, that may be involved in setting off migraines within the brain.
The key to effective treatment is to make sure the Botox® injections impact the patient’s trigger sites. It is important to schedule a consultation with an expert, who can use their detailed knowledge of anatomy to determine the best Botox® migraine injection sites.
Schedule a Botox Consultation with Dr. Cabin Today
Dr. Jonathan Cabin is one of the leading migraine treatment experts, who has helped to develop cutting-edge treatments to help patients with the devastating symptoms of migraines. Dr. Cabin is a proponent of using Botox® for migraines in a customized and targeted fashion. His practice in Arlington, VA has helped countless patients reduce the duration, frequency, and intensity of their migraine headaches.
During a consultation, Dr. Cabin will determine if the patient is best treated by Botox® for migraine injections. If so, he will then use the patient’s history and physical exam to device the optimal Botox® injection sites. For those suffering from migraines who find migraine medication ineffective, or find the side effects of these medications intolerable, Botox® for migraine injections may be the best next step. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cabin today.