This is a condition that can greatly affect the quality of life for individuals affected. In some cases the effects of migraines can last days impacting on work and social life. NICE have approved Botox as a treatment option for those with chronic migraines.
How is this achieved?
Botox is injected into several different muscle groups. This has been shown to greatly reduce the number of migraines suffered over a three month period.
It works be reducing the amount of Substance P within the body, the chemical which plays a role in causing pain in migraines. It also relaxes the muscles in the head which tense up during a headache.
Sufferers can expect to notice an improvement within the first 2 weeks and effects last up to three months.