Unlike a tension headache that may only last a few hours, migraines can last for days. Migraine pain is often triggered by:
Migraines often creep up slowly, starting with a dull ache that explodes when a trigger is present. Avoiding your triggers is crucial if you're trying to manage your pain and discomfort. Once a migraine has reached full intensity, treating it is difficult: Most over-the-counter remedies have little to no effect at all.
Migraine headache pain is unique because it doesn't respond well to medication once it takes hold. It’s best to prevent them or treat them as soon as you feel even the slightest bit of pain.
The first step in treating migraines is to know what triggers you respond to and how to avoid them. If you feel a migraine building, you should immediately reduce the number of stimuli to which you’re exposed. Find a quiet place and relax. If you have migraine pain medication, take it as soon as possible.
At the Ranch View Family Medicine Migraine and Headache Clinic, which is associated with View Beautiful Wellness Center and located at the same facility, we use supplements, herbal options, and prescription medications to create a comprehensive headache care plan. Botox also helps reduce the frequency and duration of migraine headaches.
At View Beautiful Wellness Center, we strategically place Botox injections around the area of your migraine pain. The serum helps control the pain signals sent to and from your brain. The main component of Botox is the neurotoxin, Botulinum toxin A. When used as a part of cosmetic procedures or as part of a pain-management plan, it's safe and extremely efficient.
When added to a pain-management plan, Botox can reduce the frequency and duration of your migraines for approximately three to six months. Receiving an additional series of injections before the end of the six months ensures the treatment continues to offer you the desired results.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!