What Are Migraines?
Those of us who struggle with frequent bouts of stress and anxiety may often succumb to tension headaches or migraines. When these painful moments strike, they can leave us debilitated for hours on end. While over-the-counter pain medication can offer temporary relief, those struggling with frequent migraines are often motivated to find a more long-term solution. If your headaches have become frequent and extreme, the BOTOX injection services offered at our Lindenhurst, NY center may provide you with the relief you need.
What Causes Migraines?
Migraines are often categorized as being either primary or secondary. While primary headaches occur when the pain-sensitive structures in our brains become overactive, secondary headaches are caused by an underlying issue. These issues can range from dehydration to stoke and everything in between. In order to diagnose a migraine properly, a comprehensive consultation with a specialist may be required. In most cases, BOTOX injections can serve as a viable method of pain management while you seek to treat the underlying condition causing your headaches.
Treating Migraines With BOTOX
BOTOX injections treat migraines by blocking neurotransmitter chemicals that carry pain signals from your brain. These injections function to block the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings in your head and neck. When you visit our center, we may administer several injections of BOTOX around your head and neck over a predetermined treatment course that may span as long as 12 weeks.
Generally, 30-40 shots of BOTOX may be necessary to fully quell your migraine pain. Most patients see results 2-3 weeks after their first treatment. Migraines can strike at any time and for a number of reasons. That is why getting a proper diagnosis and making lifestyle changes in accordance with your doctor’s recommendations is essential to ensuring long-term relief from migraines.
Migraine Treatments in Lindenhurst, Long Island, NY
Our Lindenhurst, New York center is dedicated to providing for the health and wellness of our wonderful clientele. When it comes to migraines, we’re happy to provide BOTOX injections for effective pain management. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (631) 429-DOSE or click the Schedule Online button above.