FDA Approves Botox to Treat Chronic Migraine


The FDA has approved Botox injections to help prevent headaches in patients with chronic migraine — defined as having a history with migraine and experiencing a headache on most days of the month.

Migraine headaches are characterized by intense pulsing or throbbing in one area of the head which is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

To treat chronic migraines, Botox is given about every 12 weeks as multiple injections around the head and neck to try to dull future headache symptoms. Botox has not been proven to work on migraine headaches that happen 14 days or less per month or other types of headaches.

Patients suffering from chronic migraine should discuss any treatment with their doctor.

Botox has both cosmetic and medical benefits. Hmm…does this mean health insurance will cover botox injections?



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