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Migraine and Botox

Migraine and Botox

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  • End Chronic Migraine Pain with Botox
  • Not All Migraine Pain is Chronic
  • Decreases Quality of Life
  • Botox Treatment for Chronic Migraine
  • End Chronic Migraine Pain with Botox

    Almost everyone experiences headaches in their lifetime. While headaches are temporary in some people, they become chronic and reduce the quality of life in others.

    Not All Migraine Pain is Chronic

    Chronic migraine is not a simple headache or a headache that has been going on for years. Just as not every chronic headache is a chronic migraine, not every migraine is a chronic migraine. Chronic migraine is a condition that is usually unilateral, but can be bilateral, moderate or more severe, and is often accompanied by vomiting and is sensitive to light, sound, movement and smell. Our patients who have a headache at least 15 days a month and have migraine attacks at least 8 of them are considered chronic migraine patients. In some chronic migraine cases, symptoms such as nausea and vomiting in addition to the headache decrease and the headache can still be disturbing.

    Decreases Quality of Life

    Chronic migraine patients may experience financial problems and quality of life may decrease due to loss of employment. This situation also has negative psychological effects. In our country, one in every 6-7 adults has migraine, and one in every 10 migraineurs is chronic. The incidence of chronic migraine in Turkey is 1.7 percent. In the World Health Organization's ranking, it is ahead of diabetes among diseases that negatively affect life.

    Botox Treatment for Chronic Migraine

    Patients with chronic migraine are faced with the risks of constantly and excessively using painkillers, as well as the negative psychological state of living with pain. In light of scientific data, botox is a new option in the preventive treatment of chronic migraine. Botulinum toxin injection (botox) application in chronic migraine has been approved by the FDA as a preventive treatment option; Approval for use was given by the Ministry of Health in July 2011. It is recommended that the neurologist approves the application.

    The duration of the procedure, which is performed on the patient's forehead, back of the temples, neck and trapezium areas with thin needles, is approximately 15-20 minutes and is a single session. Its effect begins within a week and continues for 3 to 6 months. As the pain becomes more frequent, the ideal is to repeat the application at least 6 months later.

    * Liv Hospital Editorial Board has contributed to the publication of this content .
    * Contents of this page is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The content of this page does not include information on medicinal health care at Liv Hospital .
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