What is a Botox Injection?
More than a decade ago, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox-A) injection therapy for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches. This treatment may be recommended for patients who do not respond to two or three different type of migraine headache medications.
The studies upon which the FDA based its approval of Botox-A involved a schedule wherein the participating subjects received sets of injections every 3 months depending on symptoms.
Some patients will improve to the point where injection therapy may be discontinued without relapse to chronic migraine.
Most patients tolerate this procedure very well, which only takes about 10-15 minutes.
Botox injections can also be considered for myofascial pain syndrome after the appropriate screening by your pain specialist.
You can discuss Botox injections for pain syndromes during your consultation with one of our pain specialists.