Botox for Headaches
Botox for Migraines in Bakersfield
Botox Injections for Migraine Treatment
In a study of adults who get chronic migraine headaches, shots of Botox cut down the total number of days they had them or even other types of headaches. They also had more “crystal-clear” — pain-free — days each month, and they reported fewer days off work.
We have found that in another study, nearly half the people who took two rounds of Botox shots reported that the number of days they had a headache each month was cut in half. Even reported after five rounds of treatment, that increased to about 70% of the people.
Botox works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.
You may need 30 to 40 shots in all, and you’ll get an equal number on each side of your head. If you have migraine pain in one particular spot, you may need more shots there. You could see results 2 to 3 weeks after your first treatment.
Isn’t Botox just a beauty treatment?
Since the 1970s Botox has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions. Today there are at least 20 conditions where Botox may be used.
- Cervical dystonia- severe neck muscle spasms
- Blepharospasm – an uncontrollable eye twitch or muscle spasm
- Severe and excessive underarm sweating
- Eye alignment or fixing ‘cross-eyes’
- Bruxism or teeth grinding
- Overactive bladder
- Chronic migraine
California Neurology Institute, our Physicians, and Staff specialize in treating all adult and adolescent neurology needs.
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Bakersfield, CA 93312
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8335 Brimhall Rd Bldg. 1100, Bakersfield, CA 93312
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