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How can Botox help in treating migraine?

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Your doctor might recommend this if you have chronic migraines. About every 12 weeks, you get 31 Botox shots around your head and neck. Each session takes 10-15 minutes. After your first session, it may take 10-14 days for your symptoms to improve. If you get migraines on fewer than 14 days a month or you get other types of headaches, Botox isn’t your answer.

SOURCES: FDA: “Treating migraines: more ways to fight the pain.” News releases, FDA. American Headache Society: “Botox-A for suppression of chronic migraine: frequently asked questions.” American Migraine Foundation: “Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks for headache disorders.” Medscape.com: “Image-guided lidocaine injections for headache.” National Headache Foundation: “New procedure may bring migraine relief.” Smitherman, T. published online March 29, 2015. Association for Contextual Behavioral Science: “A Short Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” American Headache Society: “Mindfulness meditation for migraine.” Bromberg, J. 2012.









Current Pain Headache Reports,Headache,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 23, 2018

SOURCES: FDA: “Treating migraines: more ways to fight the pain.” News releases, FDA. American Headache Society: “Botox-A for suppression of chronic migraine: frequently asked questions.” American Migraine Foundation: “Sphenopalatine ganglion blocks for headache disorders.” Medscape.com: “Image-guided lidocaine injections for headache.” National Headache Foundation: “New procedure may bring migraine relief.” Smitherman, T. published online March 29, 2015. Association for Contextual Behavioral Science: “A Short Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.” American Headache Society: “Mindfulness meditation for migraine.” Bromberg, J. 2012.









Current Pain Headache Reports,Headache,

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 23, 2018

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