The use of one or more medications through a systematic selection that has the most compatible effect to manage your headaches. Our providers work with each individual patient to determine a course of treatment that makes sense for the particular pain at hand without adding adverse effects or creating dependency. These choices of medication are made on an individual basis.
In the fall of 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of therapeutic botox to treat chronic migraines in adults. Adults who experience headaches for at least fourteen days each month may be eligible to receive this type of treatment. This treatment involves multiple injections in the head and neck, and can be administered every 12 weeks.
Botox for Migraines
Trigger Point Injections
A Trigger Point Injection is a procedure that is designed to reduce or relieve the pain of trigger points. Trigger points are irritated and tight areas of muscle in the body that can be responsible for migraines and chronic headaches when located in the head, neck or shoulders. This trigger point pain is often called myofascial pain. A Trigger Point Injection is a non-surgical procedure for pain that only takes a few minutes to complete in the office.
Botulinum toxin injections are a type of therapy used to treat different forms of dystonia. Dystonia is a neuromuscular disorder that produces involuntary muscle contractions/ spasms which can effect different areas of the body such as the eyes, neck, face and limbs. The goal of the therapy is to reduce muscle spasm and pain.
Botulinum toxin has proven to be useful in the treatment of many forms of dystonia, including blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, spasmodic torticollis, cervical dystonia, and limb spasticity.