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Botox Injections for Chronic Migraines

Although botulinum toxin A (botox) injections are widely used for cosmetic purposes, studies have shown that botox can be used to treat migraine headache pain. Botox® is the only FDA approved treatment for Chronic Migraines. The source and cause of migraine pain is not entirely understood, however, it is known that it can cause debilitating symptoms, such as throbbing head pain, sensitivity to light, visual disturbances, and nausea. Research has shown that injecting botox into specific head and neck muscles cause the cleavage of proteins involved in the activation of brain chemicals that cause migraine pain.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a Chronic Migraine? 
    A Chronic Migraine is one that lasts more than 4 hours and occurs more than 15 times a month.

  2. Who performs the injections
    Dr. Lipton performs the injection.

  3. Is this service covered by my insurance?
    The service is covered by most insurances, but will likely require pre-authorization. Our office will definitely check with your insurance before proceeding with treatment.

  4. Where is the procedure performed?
    The procedure is performed in office.

  5. How long is the procedure?
    The botox protocol for Chronic Migraines takes approximately 20 minutes.

  6. When will I begin to see the effects?
    Most patients begin to see improvement in their headaches within the first two treatments.