Botox for Migraines

Botox is a purified neurotoxin complex protein produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botox is injected by needle into several head and neck muscles that may be causing or contributing to your headaches. Botox is used in adults who have multiple migraine headaches per month lasting 4 or more hours per day.

Botox Injections for Migraines

The cosmetic use of Botox (Botulinum toxin) to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines is well recognized. However, it has also received regulatory approval for the treatment of adult patients with persistent migraines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

A series of injections into particular head and neck muscles are required to utilize Botox for migraines. Although the precise process by which Botox relieves migraines is not fully known, it is thought to stop the release of several molecules that are involved in pain transmission.

A person must typically fulfill specific requirements, like having headaches on at least 15 days per month with at least eight of those days being migraine days, in order to be eligible for Botox therapy for migraines. Before contemplating Botox, other migraine treatments must have been tried and failed.

A medical expert will provide many injections of Botox in the forehead, temples, back of the head, and neck during a treatment session. In a doctor’s office, the process usually lasts 10 to 15 minutes.

It’s crucial to remember that Botox is a therapy option that can help lessen the frequency and intensity of migraines rather than a cure. Regular injections are often necessary to sustain the advantages because each treatment session’s effects may continue for up to 10 to 12 weeks.

As with any medical operation, Botox for migraines has a risk of adverse effects, including discomfort at the injection site, muscular weakness, stiffness in the neck, and headache. Before opting for Botox as a therapy, it’s crucial to go through the potential hazards and advantages with a medical expert.

Can I use my health insurance plan?

Yes. All of our therapists are licensed kinesiologists which most majour health insurance providers cover. Please check with your insurance provider to see if a doctor’s referral letter is required before you book your session.

Refer a Patient

Iscope is currently accepting new patients. A referral from your primary care physician or specialist is required for consultations covered by your provincial plan. If you require rehabilitation services a referral is not required.