Botox may be most commonly recognized as a way to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, yet many within our community recognize it as a potentially life-altering migraine headache treatment. ; Treatment of chronic migraine making use of Botox presented by Jennifer Slonaker, MSN, APRN and Natasha Mendez, MSN, APRN from the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Posted by American Migraine Foundation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Can you describe how Botox works?, Danielle G. JS: Botox is made from an extremely detoxified protein of the botulinum contaminant that is reconstituted with saline and mixed with saline prior to the injections. What prevail side effects?, Stephanie M. JS: A research found that 9% of patients had an increase in neck pain, making it the most common side effect. Exist any people you wouldn't suggest for Botox treatment?, Pat S. JS: There are a couple of reasons we may not advise patients for the Botox treatments. Other reasons someone could be incapable to receive the Botox shots is if they have an infection at the sites we would be infusing or if they have pre-existing conditions like difficulty breathing, muscle disorders like ALS or if they have a sensitive reaction to Botox or Botox-like products. Can Botox be used to deal with hemiplegic migraine headache?, Janet T. JS: Yes, Botox is authorized to treat any type of migraine, as long as it's a persistent migraine. What we do know is that the bulk of insurance coverage business do cover Botox as a migraine treatment. After having finished the 3 rounds of Botox, patients can anticipate to have a reduction in their headache days by 8 to 9 headache days each month.
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