Botox for Headaches now fully licensed!
Thousands of people throughout the UK suffer with headaches and migranes. Not many people know that using Botox can greatly reduce headaches / migranes. The Yorkshire Botox Clinic in Leeds offers a specialist Botox treatment for people who suffer from constant headaches and migranes:
Using Botox to cure Headaches
Most of us know today about the benefits of BOTOX for those suffering with severe headaches. Many migraine clinics use BOTOX as a treatment, and many plastic surgeons are approved to administer BOTOX as a Migraine headache treatment. However, this was not always the case. BOTOX for migraines was actually discovered be accident, during clinic testing of BOTOX Cosmetic on wrinkles, patients who usually suffered from headaches found that they head fewer facial lines and migraine headaches.
BOTOX and Migraine headaches—The goal was to help fade frown lines, but a number of studies have found that a cosmetic treatment could have medical benefits.
At the annual gathering of the American Headache Society, presenters released findings of 13 studies that indicate BOTOX Cosmetic, a wrinkle-smoothing drug, rid a number of patients of severe migraine headaches.
One particular project suggests that people plagued with headaches who also had Botox injections for cosmetic reasons suffered from fewer daily migraines, experienced a reduction in the disabling effects of severe migraines and used less pain medication.
Doctors who participated in the studies said they were encouraged about the relatively few risks of using botulinum toxin to curb migraine headache pain.
"The biggest advantage to BOTOX [for migraines] is its lack of side effects, especially compared to other medications," Dr. William Ondo of the Baylor College of Medicine said in an AHS press release. "It really is extremely safe and appears to be very effective for some people."
Taking a medication to treat an ailment for which the Food and Drug Administration has not approved it is known as "off label use," and a number of drugs are used in that manner.
Results from tracking 650 migraine and tension headache sufferers suggests that Botox has off-label benefits.
But it won't be the first off-label use of BOTOX. Doctors have use it in treating crossed eyes, twisted necks, hyperhydrosis, and stiff muscles
According to the American Headache Society, about 28 million Americans endure head migraines and 10 million more experience chronic daily headaches, which means they hurt at least 15 days each month.
Handling headaches with BOTOX Cosmetic
Doctors administer BOTOX by injecting it as a liquid under patients' skin. Patients usually get about 10 to 25 shots in the head, neck and shoulders. The small needle feels like a pin prick or bug bite.
It is not really clear how BOTOX curbs headache pain and stiffness. Researchers think BOTOX blocks sensory nerves that relay pain messages to the brain and relaxes muscles, making them less sensitive to pain.
According to results from a study conducted at Wake Forest, BOTOX side effects are minimal. Doctors found a small risk that the skin around the injection site would droop temporarily. The problem is avoidable if physicians know what areas to watch out for.
And sometimes patients experienced slight bruising, bleeding at the injection site or a burning sensation.
Examining Results for BOTOX & Migraines
More than half of the 48 patients in a study at a Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, said their migraine occurrences dropped by 50 percent or more.
Of the ones who had a positive response, 61 percent said they had daily headaches less frequently and almost 30 percent said the headaches were less severe.
At the Baylor College of Medicine Headache Clinic, 58 patients participated in a controlled trial. Some received BOTOX injections and others had placebos.
After three months, 55 percent of the patients who received BOTOX for their migraines reported at least moderate improvement in their headaches. Two of the 29 who got the placebo water injections reported the same results.
The headache and BOTOX connection began emerging in 1992 when a California physician noted his patients who got Botox injections said they were having fewer headaches.
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