Botox for Migraine Treatment Questions and Answers

If you are looking for treatment for chronic migraines in Fayetteville NC, then your search is over. Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab proudly provides Botox injections to patients who are suffering from chronic migraines. Call us today for more information, or simply schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 1540 Purdue Dr, Ste. 200, in Fayetteville, NC 28303.

Botox for Migraine Treatment Near Me in Fayetteville, NC
Botox for Migraine Treatment Near Me in Fayetteville, NC

While you may be familiar with or have heard of Botox injections as a cosmetic treatment, they have significant medical uses, as well! One of the ways that Botox injections provide medical benefits is with migraine treatment. As such, if you are dealing with chronic migraines, our medical providers at Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab would be happy to provide you with Botox treatment to help you find long-lasting relief from your migraine symptoms.

How can Botox help with migraines?

Botox injections can help provide patients with relief from migraines by preventing pain signals from reaching the nerve endings around your head and neck. The operative ingredient in Botox injections is botulinum toxin A, which is a neuromodulator. As a neuromodulator, Botox injections block certain chemicals sent from your brain, known as neurotransmitters, from reaching the nerve endings in targeted areas to prevent the communication of pain signals between your brain and the nerve endings. When treating migraines, Botox injections target the nerve endings around your head and neck.

Where do they inject Botox for migraine?

When it comes to treating migraines with Botox injections, there are several possible injection sites that your doctor can administer the treatment to, which are as follows:

  • Back of the head
  • Forehead
  • Neck
  • Temples
  • Upper back
  • Upper bridge above the nose

According to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF) and guidelines provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Botox injections for migraine treatment typically involve 31 injections with five units of the botulinum toxin A per injection in the seven areas listed above. With that being said, the number of injections you receive may vary depending on the severity and location of your symptoms and your medical history.

The injection process is quick, non-invasive, and occurs with minimal to no pain or discomfort. In total, the injections should not take much longer than 10 to 15 minutes, and you should be able to return to your daily routine without complications.

What is the success rate of Botox for migraines?

Numerous studies have shown that Botox is safe and highly effective for treating migraines, reducing the number of headache days for most patients by approximately 50 percent. The FDA approved Botox injections for migraine treatment in 2010, citing its effectiveness and safety. While they may not work for everyone all the time, they have proven to help a large majority of patients who are dealing with chronic migraines.

At Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab, our medical doctors have completed numerous successful Botox injections for our valued patients who are suffering from chronic migraines. If you would like specific success rates from us or larger studies, please feel free to contact us! Our medical providers can provide you with reliable resources and estimates for the success rates of Botox injections for migraines.

How long does Botox for migraines last?

Botox injections provide patients with reasonably long-lasting relief from migraine symptoms. On average, most patients notice significant improvement or reduction in migraine symptoms for approximately 10 to 12 weeks. As such, many patients who suffer from chronic migraines seek Botox injection treatment once every 12 weeks or until they no longer suffer from chronic migraines. If you are receiving Botox injections to treat migraines for the first time, it may take anywhere from 10 days to two weeks before you start noticing improvements.

If you would like to learn more about Botox injections for migraines or want to make an appointment with us at Cape Fear Physical Medicine and Rehab, we would love to hear from you! We invite you to call us or schedule an appointment through our website. We serve patients from Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills, Wade, Stedman, Lumberton, Lillington, Raeford, and Vander NC.