Botox Is Now FDA Approved for Treating Migraines
Dr. Estep will alleviate migraines, as well as cluster headaches and tension headaches, for many of her patients.
Migraines, cluster headaches and tension headaches may cause several components of pain. One major source of pain comes from the muscles of the jaw and around the temples. When these muscles become involved, patients feel like a vice grip is crushing their head. This is partly true since the muscles are hypercontracted and can’t relax.
Botox works by relaxing these muscles and removing the muscle aspect of the pain. For many patients, this eliminates migraines, cluster headaches or tension headaches altogether. For other patients, once the muscle aspect of the pain is alleviated, the patients feel comfortable enough to carry on their normal daily life activities.