Commonly Asked Questions about BOTOX for Migraines in Jacksonville, FL
Most people know that BOTOX is used to reduce wrinkles, so you may be surprised to find out that it can also be used as a preventative treatment for migraines. At Florida Coast Pain & Spine Center, we offer BOTOX for migraines in Jacksonville, FL, for chronic migraines. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about this treatment.
What is BOTOX?
BOTOX contains onabotulinumtoxinA, which reduces muscle activity around the injection site. While it is often used to reduce wrinkles, it has proven to be very effective at preventing migraines. This treatment is FDA-approved.
How does BOTOX help with migraines?
BOTOX is a preventative treatment, which means that it is designed to prevent migraine headaches before they even start. This is different from an acute treatment, which is administered to get rid of symptoms as they occur. BOTOX works by blocking pain messages from being sent to your brain.
Is BOTOX for migraines safe?
BOTOX has a less than savory reputation in pop culture, but it is a safe treatment. Only about 9% of people who use BOTOX can experience neck pain. Other side effects can include slight or partial facial paralysis, eyelid ptosis (drooping eyelids), injection-site pain, muscle pain and weakness, and other side effects that you should discuss with your doctor when you get your consultation for BOTOX for migraines in Jacksonville, FL. These side effects are rare but can occur, so be sure to talk everything over with your doctor.
What is a BOTOX treatment like?
This treatment lasts about 12 weeks. The injections take about 15 minutes to administer. You will receive about 31 total doses in your forehead and temples.
What should I tell my doctor before BOTOX treatment?
It is important to tell your doctor about your migraines. Creating a pain journal to document all of your headache days can be very beneficial when it comes to determining the type and cause of your migraines. Include essential information like pain rating and potential triggers. Be as detailed as possible.
Is BOTOX right for me?
We offer BOTOX for migraines in Jacksonville, FL, to adults 18 years and older who experience fifteen or more headache days each month with headaches lasting four or more hours. Talk to our physicians to see if this treatment can work for you.