Botox Injections for Migraine Headaches
Botox has received more support for the usage of treating migraine headaches.
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is the latest group to back the use of Botox to treat migraine headaches (per Harvard.edu).
According to Allergan–the company that makes Botox–3.2 million Americans live with Chronic Migraine, a neurological condition that amounts to much more than just frequent headaches and migraines.
The AAN recommends injections of Botox as a way to help reduce the frequency of chronic migraines.
The AAN’s backing and recommendation of Botox for migraines comes nearly six years after the FDA gave their approval of Botox for migraines.
According to Allergan, treatments for Chronic Migraine tend to fall into two categories:
acute treatment and preventive treatment.
Acute medications are taken to reduce pain once a headache or migraine has already started, while preventive treatments work to prevent headache days before they even start.
Cosmetically, Botox injections are used to reduce frown lines in the forehead.
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