Botox® injections can be used to prevent migraines by targeting specific areas of the head and neck to relax the muscles and thus ...
There are two recognised forms of migraine. A migraine is often described as a classic migraine with ‘aura’ if the person gets some form of visual distortions prior to a headache. These visual distortions are often in the form of zigzag or flashing patterns across their vision. A non-classic or a common migraine does not have this aura.
Migraines are thought to be caused by changes in the chemicals of the brain, in particular, serotonin. Serotonin levels are believed to decrease during a migraine, which can cause the blood vessels in the brain to spasm and then dilate, causing the headache. Other triggers can be hormonal changes, certain food items, environmental situations, emotions, stress and physical triggers (for example muscular tension or poor sleep). Severe migraines can be debilitating and severely affect peoples lives preventing them to carry out their usual daily activities.
Treatment for Migraine
It involves about series of 31 tiny Botox® injections into various sites across the forehead, temples, back of the head, neck and top of the shoulders.
The reasons why Botox is effective for helping migraine is that Botox relaxes the muscles around the head it reduces blood pressure within the brainbox which in turn reduces the nerves’ ability to send pain signals during a migraine, Botox prevents the nerves from sending signals that can lead to a migraine. The treatment is available at our Surrey clinics, call today to book your consultation on 01932 706402
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