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Try Botox® For Migraine Relief!
FDA Approves Botox® for Migraines!
People that suffer from chronic migraines, meaning 14+ days per month, can now get Botox® injections to relieve their suffering.
Injections are given to those who suffer from migraines about every 12 weeks in an attempt to relieve the pain of future headaches. The injections are administered about the head and neck.
Migraines: How Does Botox® Work?
There are varying theories as to why Botox® is effective against migraines. It could be that muscle tension has more to do with these terrible headaches than previously thought. Botox® relaxes muscles, ergo, relieving muscle tension and preventing the migraine, or making the pain less.
Botox® also blocks a protein that sends pain messages to the brain meaning that the headache will not seem so violent.
Botox® and Migraines: The Bad News... Maybe...
The first step is to visit your doctor for an authorization--or for a referral from a specialist in migraines--who can then prescribe an authorization and handle it with your insurance company.
You have nothing to lose by visiting your doctor if you suffer from chronic migraines. Botox® works; it's just a matter of pursuing the proper doctor, who can grant you an authorization that meets your insurance company's standards for approval.
CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.