This treatment is for TBI induced migraine patients. When injected, Botox paralyzes the nerves, forcing them to stop firing pain signals to the brain. Unfortunately, Botox treatment for migraines is generally not perscribed until a patient has tried copious oral migraine medications.
Botox - And other things I never would have imagined I would have done at this age.. Botulinum Toxin has been proven to alleviate chronic migraine (migraines experienced on 15 or more days per month.) Some people claim it helps the level of pain, while others only feel a reduction of the number of migraine days per month. While it has been officially FDA approved for chronic migraine since 2010, exactly how it works is still not really understood. It blocks the release of Acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that helps muscles contract. This, in effect, paralyzes the muscle fibers and interferes at the point where the muscle and the nerve meet. It has also been suggested that Botox can help reduce the number of inflammation inducing chemicals, which will also help mitigate migraine pain.
You will get 31 injections (!!) across your face and head. Luckily, these are not too painful and tend to feel like a small prick. It will most likely be injected by a neurologist or a pain specialist. The results tend to last for about 3 months.