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Surprisingly Effective Migraine Treatment: Botox

Miami Headache Institute - Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Payman Sadeghi, MDNobody can truly understand the debilitating effects of a migraine until they experience one for themselves.  Where a bad headache can cause quite high levels of discomfort, painkillers are usually effective at easing this type of pain away to nothing.  A migraine on the other hand can cause severe and immobilising pain, nausea, muscle spasms and can also affect the vision and sense of balance.  In the worst cases, migraine sufferers may not be able to attend work or may need support from friends and family during the most chronic attacks. 

At last, there seems to be good news on the horizon for migraine and chronic migraine sufferers in the form of a new treatment, and it comes from a surprising and unlikely source. Botulinum Toxin A, otherwise known as Botox, is gaining popularity as a revolutionary migraine treatment and the success rates  experienced are very promising indeed.   If your migraines are having a negative impact on your working and personal life, Botox could be the treatment that gives you long lasting relief.  

How Does Botox Work As A Migraine Treatment?

If you are familiar with the way Botox works as an anti-aging treatment, you will know that the drug prevents neural signals being sent to certain facial muscles.  This causes the muscles at the injection site to relax and in turn to create a more youthful and smooth complexion.
When it comes to the treatment of migraine, tests are still ongoing. It is believed, however, that Botox inhibits the release of peripheral nociceptive neurotransmitters which may have an effect on the central nervous systems that generate a migraine in the first place.  More good news is that Botox for migraine treatment was approved by the FDA in 2010 and that means there are now licensed practitioners operating across the country who can administer this form of treatment to migraine sufferers.  

The benefits of using Botox for migraine relief include:

  • Effective targeted treatment  
  • Effects can last up to 4 months 
  • Completely safe when administered by an experienced and accredited practitioner
  • Can be used to treat tension headaches, chronic migraine and also neck and back pain
At Miami Headache and Neurological Institute, we will not administer Botox or any other treatment until we have determined the nature and cause of your headaches or migraine.  Our commitment to our patients ensures we prescribe the best and most effective course of treatment and that the effects of any treatment are monitored closely.  All Botox treatments will be administered using FDA approved Botox under safe and sterile conditions.

Put Migraines Firmly In Your Past—Botox Treatments Are Here

If you have been suffering from chronic migraine for a number of years and have tried most prescribed and over the counter drugs, Botox could be the solution that brings you the relief you are looking for.  You don’t have to suffer or to put your life on hold any longer.  

Call our specialist team today at 305.476.9439 or use our contact form to book a consultation and to say goodbye to debilitating migraines for good.

Dr. Payman Sadeghi is the founder of the Miami Headache and Neurological Institute. He studied medicine at Nordestana University and finished his Internal Medicine internship and Neurology residency at the University of Texas.  Dr. Sadeghi has completed an electromyography super fellowship as well as many epilepsy and neuroimaging fellowships. At his residency in Neurology at the University of Texas Medical Branch Dr. Sadeghi gained extensive experience diagnosing and treating headache and migraine patients. That residency, along with Dr. Sadeghi's medical curiosity and his varied clinical experience, has made him a specialist in headaches and their treatment.

Dr. Sadeghi was also a clinical assistant professor during his time at the University of Texas. He is a member of the American Headache Society, the National Headache Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Dr. Sadeghi is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Persian.


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