Botox® For Chronic Migraines

BOTOX® is the first and only FDA-approved preventive treatment for chronic migraines. It’s also the only treatment for people with chronic migraine that can help prevent headaches and migraines before they even start.

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What makes BOTOX® a different type of treatment? Unlike acute treatments, which are taken to treat a headache or migraine once it’s already begun, BOTOX® prevents headaches and migraines before they even start. BOTOX® prevents on average 8 to 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo). And for people with Chronic Migraine—people who live with 15 or more headache days a month—that can make a big difference.
 
 

5 quick things you should know about BOTOX® treatment

  1. It prevents headaches and migraines before they even start.
    BOTOX® prevents on average 8 or 9 headache days and migraine/probable migraine days a month (vs 6 to 7 for placebo) at 24 weeks.
  2. It’s given every 12 weeks.
    It will take 2 treatments, 12 weeks apart to determine how well BOTOX® is working for you. If you don’t get treated every 12 weeks, you may not get the full benefit of BOTOX®.
  3. It’s a small needle.
    People say that the injections feel like tiny pinpricks.
  4. It’s injected by a BOTOX®specialist.
    Our doctors are experienced in treating with BOTOX®.
  5. It takes about 15 minutes.
    The injections take about 15 minutes, and are done right in our office.

To Learn More

If you are interested in an evaluation into the cause of your migraine headaches, or if BOTOX® is the right treatment option for you to manage your pain, please contact our pain management experts at The Spine and Pain Institute of New York. We would be happy to make an appointment for a consultation and provide additional information about other treatment options.