Botox For Migraines – Sugar Land TX
What are migraines?
Migraines are a recurring type of headache causing moderate to severe pain that throbs or pulses. This pain often occurs on one side of your head. This may also be accompanied by other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. During Migraine a person may be sensitive to light and sound.
Common triggers for migraines?
Experts believe that migraine is genetic that is it can be caused if one of the biological parent is prone to it. There are also numerous factors that can trigger a migraine. These factors vary from person to person, and they include
- Hormonal changes in women
- Bright or flashing lights
- Loud noises
- Strong smells
- Too much or not enough sleep
- Sudden changes in weather or environment
- Overexertion (too much physical activity)
- Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
- Skipped meals
- Medication overuse (taking medicine for migraines too often)
Some people have found that certain foods or ingredients can trigger headaches, especially when they are combined with other triggers. This is called food sensitivity , some of the observed food items that people are sensitive to are
- Aged cheeses
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Some fruits and nuts
- Fermented or pickled goods
- Cured or processed meats
Who is at risk for migraines?
About 12 percent of Americans get migraines. They can affect anyone, but you are more likely to have them if you
- Are a woman. Women are three times more likely than men to get migraines.
- Have a family history of migraines. Most people with migraines have family members who have migraines.
- Have other medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and epilepsy.
Botox for Migraines :
Botox is only FDA-approved for chronic migraines, which means headache on 15 or more days a month. “The more frequent the headaches, the better the patient does with Botox,” says Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld, Director, The Headache Center of Southern California. Botox is not recommended for patients who experience fewer than 15 headache days a month.
How Does Botox Work?
Botox is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. Botox is injected near the nerve endings around where it blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This averts activation of pain networks in the brain.
Botox prevents migraine headaches before they start but takes time to work. Patients experience benefit by an increase in the number of treatment cycles. A treatment lasts 10-12 weeks, and patients reported that two Botox treatments reduced the number of headache days by approximately 50%.
Who Uses Botox?
All adults who are aged 18 and over are approved by the FDA approves for the use of Botox to treat chronic migraine. Botox is often considered to be an “off-label” treatment when it is used for children or adolescents. This means that a Health provider can prescribe it but it is not guaranteed that the insurance company will pay for it.
How much does it Cost ?
In general, the FDA-recommended dosage of 155 units costs between $300 to $600 for each treatment. Because Botox is FDA approved for chronic migraine, it’s covered by most plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.
Botox registered at 21 Centrury Pain Management in Sugarland.
At 21 Century Pain Management in Sugar Land TX , Dr Junaid Kamal is a registered practitioner in treating Migraines with Botox .
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