For adults suffering from Chronic Migraine symptoms, the FDA approval for a new use of Botox may be an answer to headache problems.
Botox is an injectable used to improve the appearance of various signs of aging. Last year, over six million injections were administered in the United States alone. Now, Botox can also help those who are suffering from the condition known as Chronic Migraine (CM).
HOW AN ANTI-AGING TREATMENT CAN BE USED FOR HEADACHE PREVENTION
The use of Botox to help prevent migraines is not the first non-anti-aging use for the injectable treatment – it is also used for the (unapproved) treatment of excessive sweating and overactive bladder – but it is the first and only to be FDA-approved.
This newly FDA-approved treatment is only for adults with CM who suffer from 15 or more headache days per month with each separate migraine lasting four or more hours. Often described as a throbbing or pulsating sensation in a single area of the head, these headaches are sometimes accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound.
The treatment consists of a series of Botox injections to areas around the head and neck and is most effective when repeated every 12 weeks.
Only about 20% of adults suffering from Chronic Migraine symptoms have been properly diagnosed. If you have 15 or more headache days per month, find out more about how Botox may be able to help you.