Migraines are recurring throbbing headaches that can be disabling to those who suffer from them. They can severely impact your quality of life, but there are a variety of treatments that can help you manage and prevent these symptoms, and, surprising to some, Botox is one such treatment. You can learn more about the use of Botox for migraines by reaching out to your local Reno, NV, pain management experts of United Pain Urgent Care with Dr. Ali Nairizi.
Botox uses a highly purified form of the botulinum toxin, it is injected beneath the skin and acts by temporarily stopping face muscles from contracting. This process can reduce the number of visible wrinkles and fine lines, which is the most common use for Botox.
But Botox can also be used in preventing episodes of chronic migraines. Besides its aesthetic benefits, Botox can also affect certain nerves and block them from sending chemical signals involved in pain transmission.
It may take about two weeks or longer before you experience relief, and you may require further treatments for better and sustained results.
Botox for Migraines in Reno, NV
Not everyone is a candidate for Botox treatment so it's important to visit your doctor to find out if you are one and to learn about other treatments for migraines. Your doctor can verify your medical history, medical conditions, and allergies, all of which can help determine whether you are a candidate for the treatment.
Botox treatment is performed right in the office, it is a non-surgical procedure that requires next to no preparation or downtime. During the procedure your provider will use a very thin needle to apply just a few injections, the entire treatment takes only about 15 minutes.
If you are interested in exploring the use of Botox for migraines and live in or near the Reno, NV, area, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Nairizi of United Pain Urgent Care by dialing (775) 384-1380.