Botox® Injections for Chronic Migraine Headaches
Botox® is the first and only preventive treatment approved by the FDA for people with chronic migraine headaches, defined as 15 or more headache days each month with each event lasting four hours or more. Our pain specialists at Columbia Pain & Spine Institute can help you determine if Botox® treatments are right for you, and can administer the injections.
Typical treatment protocols call for 31 injections at seven locations on and around the head and neck at intervals of about every 12 weeks.
The FDA’s approval of Botox® to treat migraines was based on two studies which reported significant decreases in the frequency of headache days for people diagnosed with chronic migraine.
Botox® treatments are not right for everyone, and multiple possible side effects do exist. Talk to a pain specialist at Columbia Pain & Spine Institute to learn more.