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Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP

Orthopedics & Pain Management located in Hawthorne, NY & Yonkers, NY

Migraines affect a billion people worldwide. When you suffer from chronic migraine pain, with eight or more migraines per month, it can be crippling. At Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP, with offices in Hawthorne and Yonkers, New York, the team of experienced orthopedic specialists offers Botox® injections to prevent the majority of migraines before they start. Call the office nearest you today or click on the online scheduler to make your appointment.

Migraines Q & A

What are migraines?

Migraines are severe headaches. The pain they cause is usually on one side of your head. Common symptoms of migraine headaches include:

  • Throbbing or pulsing pain
  • Light sensitivity
  • Sound sensitivity
  • Nausea and vomiting

All of these symptoms can be very overwhelming, and migraines commonly last 4-72 hours. Migraines are the most common neurological disease in the world.

What is the treatment for migraines?

The pain management specialists at Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons often take a multipronged approach to migraine relief. They can help you identify migraine triggers and recommend changes in your diet to improve your overall health.

Medication can help with migraines in some cases. But, many people don’t get adequate pain relief using migraine medications. In that case, Botox injections can significantly reduce the number of migraines you experience.

Even with Botox treatment, you might still need to take some oral medication to control your migraines. You’ll use those medications on an as-needed basis after a headache starts. But you’ll most likely have far fewer headaches overall after starting Botox treatment.

How does Botox help with migraines?

Most people know Botox as a wrinkle relaxer, but it’s also a highly effective migraine headache treatment. When injected into the seven specific muscle areas involved in migraine attacks, Botox blocks your neurotransmitters, which stops pain signaling. This prevents most migraines.

Am I a good candidate for Botox for migraines?

The Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons team reviews your symptoms, test results, and medical history. Based on this information, they determine if Botox would be a good fit in your migraine relief plan.

To qualify for this treatment, you would experience headaches at least 15 days per month, with migraines on 8-9 (or more) of those days.

What is the migraine treatment schedule?

Your migraine treatment schedule depends on your particular treatment plan. For Botox treatment, the standard schedule is treatments every 12 weeks.

When does Botox start working to prevent migraines?

Botox doesn’t start working overnight. You could notice a slight change after the first treatment. Most patients notice significant migraine relief after their second treatment.

If you need help with chronic migraines, the pain management professionals at Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons, LLP are here to help. Call the office in your area today or click on the scheduling link.