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Could Botox Cure Your Migraines?

Migraines are debilitating, and you dread every day that the signs of a migraine begin to develop. You know it means a day off of work, a day unable to play with your kids, or a day stuck suffering on the couch without relief. If you regularly experience migraines but have not yet found a reliable and effective treatment, Botox could be the solution you need.

How Does Botox Fight Migraines?

Believe it or not, the same principles that make it possible for Botox to fight wrinkles actually help Botox minimize migraines as well. Unlike other treatments that can only target migraines once they begin, Botox prevents migraines from occurring by temporarily blocking the release of a chemical called acetylcholine.

Acetylcholine is the neurotransmitter responsible for sending signals that cause muscles to contract. Since Botox blocks acetylcholine, it prevents the muscle contractions that lead to painful and debilitating migraines.

What You Should Know About Botox Treatment

Botox is proud to be the first and only FDA-approved preventative treatment for chronic migraines. Clinical trials show that Botox can prevent as many as 8 to 9 headache days per month with just one simple treatment every 12 weeks. The treatment only takes about 15 minutes to complete, with 31 painless injections into 7 key areas of the head and neck. Believe it or not, preventing migraines is quicker and easier than going grocery shopping.

You will notice that your migraine days become fewer and farther between after your first treatment, and improvements will continue over the next 24 weeks. After your second treatment, you can work with your doctor to ensure that treatment every 12 weeks is the best choice for your health.

Start Botox Today in Stamford, CT

To start using Botox to reclaim your life and liberate yourself from debilitating migraines, call Optimal Health Medical. Dr. Sobo will help you use Botox and strategic lifestyle adjustments to optimize your health. Call (203) 348-8805 to make your appointment today.