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Frequently asked questions about Injectables

How does Botox help migraines?

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Botox has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of headaches, including migraines, in adults. It is believed that Botox works to prevent migraines by blocking the release of chemicals in the brain that are involved in the pain pathways of migraines. When injected into certain muscles in the head and neck, Botox can help to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.

To use Botox for the prevention of migraines, it is typically injected into several specific muscles in the head and neck every 12 weeks. The exact number and location of the injections can vary based on the individual’s specific needs. It is important to note that Botox is not a cure for migraines and does not work for everyone. It is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of using Botox for the prevention of migraines with a healthcare provider.

What about TMJ pain?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders and migraines are two separate health conditions that can sometimes coexist or overlap.

TMJ disorders are a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull. Symptoms of TMJ disorders can include pain or tenderness in the jaw, face, neck, or shoulders; difficulty chewing or biting; and clicking or popping sounds when the jaw moves.

Migraines are severe, recurring headaches that can cause intense throbbing or pulsing sensations, often on one side of the head. They can also be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

In some cases, TMJ disorders and migraines may be related, as TMJ disorders can cause muscle tension and trigger points in the head and neck that may contribute to migraines. Additionally, people with migraines may be more prone to developing TMJ disorders due to the increased muscle tension and discomfort that can accompany migraines.

Treatment for TMJ disorders and migraines may overlap, as managing muscle tension and reducing inflammation can be beneficial for both conditions. Botox has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of both TMJ disorders and migraines. It is important to discuss the use of Botox for the treatment of these conditions with a healthcare provider.

January 6, 2023