Botox Treatment for Migraine Headaches Caused By Head Injury

Posted by a Charleston Car Accident Lawyer at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Auto Accident Lawyers help those injured in car accidents in Charleston and across South Carolina. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, contact our office today to find out what we can do for you.

We previously wrote on the symptoms associated with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  Click here for a link to our previous post on brain injuries.  In our post, headaches were listed as symptoms with both mild and traumatic brain injuries.  These headaches are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound.  For a great number of people, these headaches occur frequently and are debilitating.  For years there have been numerous medications, both over the counter medications and prescription medications, that have been used to treat these headaches.  Unfortunately, for many people, these medications have not always been effective.

One newer and less known approach to treating migraines is the use of Botox.  Yes, the same Botox that you have heard about that was originally used for cosmetic procedures is now being used to treat migraine headaches with success.  Botox is a type of Botulinum toxin medically known as OnabotulinumtoxinA that is technically a nerotoxic protien produced by a bacteria.  This neurotoxic protien is poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.  Therefore, the Botox works by blocking nerve activity in the muscles that are injected by which leads to a temporary reduction in muscle activity.  Botox as a treatment for migraine headaches was approved by the FDA in 2010, and in fact, the drug is used to treat a variety of other medical conditions including cervical dystonia (severe neck spasms), eye twitches, excessive underarm sweating, and overactive bladder just to name a few.

There are specific sites that the Botox is injected on migraine patients to produce the desired results.  The treatment is said to only take about 15 to 20 minutes and should last for approximately 12 weeks.  Studies show that patients treated with Botox experience a major decrease in the frequency of their headache days.  This is great news, and something you might want to discuss with your doctor if you experience migraine headaches.  Again, we are not physicians and do not know whether this treatment will work for you.  However, we have represented clients that have been diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and this treatment has been beneficial to them.

If you are experiencing migraine headaches as a result of a head injury please contact your physician to see if this treatment would be beneficial to you.  If we can assist you with any legal needs as a result of an injury we would be happy to discuss what we can do for you.

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