Hear from Sarah Palmer, a patient of the Department of Neurology at Medical Associates, on how Botox® therapy has reduced her migraines and helped her live a healthier, happier life.
Botox® is well-known for its ability to reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the skin as an outpatient cosmetic procedure. But recently, it is gaining popularity for another great reason; Botox® can help to reduce migraines and headaches in patients struggling with chronic pain in the head and neck. If you’re tired of living in pain, being unable to focus, and battling just to make it through the day, read on to find out if Botox® could be a healing option for you.
What should you know about Botox® as a migraine treatment?
Botox® is for patients who experience chronic migraines lasting at least four hours that occur fifteen or more days a month. The Botox® injections are administered every 12 weeks, with a small needle, and take approximately fifteen minutes to administer. Preeti Joseph, MD, from the Department of Neurology at Medical Associates, recommends patients receive two or three treatments, each twelve weeks apart, before deciding whether or not the medication is reducing symptoms.
“Sometimes a few sessions of Botox® may be enough to break the cycle and allow the patient to not need regular medication, or, allow them to go to using medication once a month, or twice a month as needed,” said Dr. Joseph.
On average, Botox® can prevent up to eight or nine days of migraine symptoms after twenty-four weeks of treatment have taken place.
“Having a family now, I just feel so much better about all aspects of my life,” explains Sarah Palmer, Botox® patient at Medical Associates. “It’s all because I know that I will have days that are migraine-free. Botox® therapy has significantly reduced my migraines and improved my quality of life.”
“We’re able to provide that population of patients Neurological care, which is huge. Otherwise, our patients would have to travel to receive the same level of care they could receive at Medical Associates to treat this condition,” explains Dr. Joseph.
If you’ve been suffering from constant migraines and are looking for ways to relieve the pain and get back to living a normal, pain-free life, contact the Department of Neurology at Medical Associates.
The board certified neurologists provide diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, sleep disorders, headaches, strokes, tumors related to the brain and spinal cord, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, and diseases related to the muscles. This department works closely with the departments of Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, to provide comprehensive care for patients in need of specialized professional care related to these types of disorders.