If chronic migraines keep you from an active lifestyle, you can find help at Integrity Pain Consultants. At five offices in Hermitage, Nashville, Hendersonville, Cookeville, and Tennessee, interventional pain specialist Kenneth Homolya, MD, customizes Botox® therapy plans to reduce the frequency of chronic migraines. The pain management team also uses Botox to treat spasticity that results from underlying neurological disorders. To find out more about the benefits of Botox for migraines or spasticity, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you today.
Botox is an injectable therapy known for reducing wrinkles and fine facial lines. However, the medication can also reduce migraine episodes for those who suffer from chronic migraines. The FDA-approved prescription medicine is made of a purified form of botulinum toxin and works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles responsible for migraine pain.
If you have chronic migraines and suffer 15 or more headaches a month, your provider at Integrity Pain Consultants may recommend Botox injections when over-the-counter or prescription migraine medicines aren’t enough to ease your pain. If you have fewer than 15 migraines a month, your provider may recommend other therapies to treat pain.
Injections of Botox can also treat spasticity, a neurological condition that causes certain muscles in the body to remain contracted because of brain or spinal cord damage. Contracted muscles can be painful and interfere with your usual movements.
Integrity Pain Consultants customizes a treatment plan to relieve your chronic migraine pain. They inject Botox into the pain fibers in your head and neck to block the release of chemicals that carry pain signals to your brain.
When treating spasticity, Botox works the same way. Your Integrity Pain Consultants provider designs a treatment plan that focuses on the affected muscles and can determine the right dosage and location of Botox injections to relax overly tight muscles.
The practice offers in-office injections and ensures you’re comfortable throughout your procedure. You can expect to receive multiple injections during your appointment, but you can return to your usual routine immediately after your treatment.
Botox is highly effective at preventing migraines, but it takes time to see the maximum benefits of your therapy. Many people begin noticing a reduction in the frequency of migraines after their second or third treatment.
Over time, Botox can reduce the number of migraines you have by 50%. The results of treatment can last up to 12 weeks before you need additional injections.
Your Integrity Pain Consultants provider can determine how often you need Botox injections based on your medical history and the frequency of your migraines. You may gradually need fewer injections to achieve optimal results.
To find out if Botox is right for your chronic migraine pain, schedule a consultation online or by calling the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you today.