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.
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