Botox Treatments For Migraine

Posted on: April 8th, 2015 by webster No Comments

A trial of 1,300 patients who were administered Botox as a means to reduce migraines showed a positive result. The trials have resulted in Botox being approved as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine by UK drug regulators. The approval is based on Migraine sufferers who experience headaches 15 days in every month only and half of those have to experience Migraine symptoms with those. 

700,000 people suffer with Migraines in the UK and many of those people find it hard to discover a treatment that works and enables them to carry on with everyday life.

Although at The Bedford Clinic we use Injections of botox, or botulinum toxin for Cosmetic purposes there are many other medical conditions that benefit from the treatment and we see many people that use Botox to combat excessive sweating.  The results have still not clarified why Botox works to combat Migraines but speculation is that as well as relaxing muscles, Botox acts as a barrier to pain signals. In clinical trials, patients were given up to five courses of injections of botox into specific head and neck muscles every 12 weeks. After 24 weeks, those treated with Botox had fewer days with a migraine than those who received a placebo injection. By one year, nearly 70% of those treated with Botox had a 50% reduction in the number of migraines compared with before the trial.
Migraine symptoms

  • Severe headache
  • Visual disturbances such as spots or flashing lights
  • Sensitivity to light, noise, or smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Tingling sensations, pins and needles, and weakness or numbness in the limbs

If you would like to speak with our Consultant Doctor about our Botox Treatments please contact us for a Free Consultation.


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