Everyone knows by now that I am a great fan of Botox – more for its medical uses than cosmetic ones, actually. Botox is a great cure for muscle disorders, and Bruxism, which used to plague me and cause me a considerable amount of distress.
Yet another lesser known benefit of this wonder drug is its beneficial effects on chronic headaches. Botox has proved itself to be a lifesaver for many sufferers of chronic headaches – especially chronic migraine and tension headache. In 2010, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine.
Botox alleviates migraines by reducing a variety of pain neuropeptides, and blocks the feedback loop of pain transmission in the body. Botox also helps tension headaches by relaxing the muscles in the region of the pain. Lastly, people who brux (grind their teeth at night) often wake up with a headache due to the immense pressure exerted during the bruxing process. Botox works wonders for this group of people, curing both the bruxing and the headaches altogether, and most of all – allowing sufferers to have a good night’s sleep.
Botox injections for headache is very safe. Areas injected include the upper face (much like how we treat wrinkles cosmetically), the temples, and the neck.
Speak to your doctor to find out if you are suitable for Botox injections to cure your headache. It is a wonderful treatment for a condition which used to be debilitating and untreatable.