Dr. Williamson provides therapeutic BOTOX® injections for migraines and recurring headaches per FDA guidelines. If the stress and anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic has made patients’ headaches and migraines worse, please consider seeking the medical expertise of Dr. Williamson for evaluation and possible therapeutic BOTOX® injections.

What Is Botox?

OnabotulinumtoxinA, more commonly known as Botox, is a prescription medication used for the treatment of muscle problems, migraines, an overactive bladder, severe underarm sweating, wrinkles, forehead lines and tics and spasms because of a nerve disease like cerebral palsy.

How Does It Work?

Botox is produced from the bacteria that causes botulinum. Botulinum toxins block nerve activity in the muscles, causing them to relax. In adults, botox is used to treat severe spasms in the neck muscles, or muscle stiffness in the elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles, and toes.

Patients who have chronic migraine headaches can address the discomfort through shots of Botox, which may reduce the total number of days they have migraines. Therapeutic botox treatment works for migraine headaches because it blocks chemicals called neurotransmitters that carry pain signals from your brain. Botox is like a roadblock in that pathway. It stops the chemicals before they get to the nerve endings around your head and neck.

BOTOX®  for injection is indicated for the prophylaxis of headaches in adult patients with Chronic Migraine (≥ 15 days per month with headache lasting 4 hours a day or longer). This foundational treatment is the first-FDA approved preventive treatment for chronic migraine and is a proven first-line option.

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