Migraine Treatment with Botulinum Toxin
Migraine with Botulinum Toxin and its Effects; Botulinum toxin was approved in 2010 by the Food and Drug Association (FDA) for the treatment of chronic migraine. In the 1990s, it was found that some patients had migraine headaches and were used for the treatment of chronic migraine.
How Does Botulinum Toxin Affect The Treatment Of Migraine Headaches?
In fact, the mechanism of action is not fully known. The treatment of cosmetic and therapeutic purposes is due to its effect on muscle relaxation; The mechanism of action in migraine treatment is thought to be different. In the treatment of chronic migraine, it is aimed to reduce the stretching activity of the muscles by injecting Botulinum toxin into a group of muscles in the face, scalp and neck.
What Is Botulinum Toxin For Migraine?
Botulinum toxin in the treatment of migraine is recommended to perform 3-5 sessions with 12 weeks intervals.
Are Injections Painful?
It was found that the treatment of migraine was more painless and easily tolerated than the other purpose. In extremely sensitive patients, painkillers may be useful before the procedure.
Is there a risk of side effects due to implementation?
Risks are related to the correct selection of dose and application points. Excessive dosing leads to excessive relaxation of the muscle. It is temporary and improves in a few months. If the application points are not selected correctly, the application will be ineffective.
Can Botulinum Toxin Treatment Use Migraine or Headache Drugs Together?
It was observed that using migraine medications with Botulinum toxin treatment had no drawbacks. It may take 7-10 days for the effect to manifest itself, while there is no harm to continue the patient’s own medication.