Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Botox® for chronic migraines

Methodist Neurology Associates

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Sugar Land, Texas 77479
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Botox® for chronic migraines

Dr. Eddie Patton, Jr. is a board-certified neurologist experienced in providing Botox® therapy as a treatment option for adult patients 18 years and older suffering from chronic migraine. Chronic migraine is defined as 15 or more headaches each month with headache lasting 4 or more hours each day.

If you suspect that you or a loved one meet these criteria, please call 281-494-6387 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patton. Together, you can decide whether Botox® therapy and/or alternative treatment options would be best for you.

For your convenience, a fact sheet is provided below with answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Botox® therapy for chronic migraine.

What is Botox®?

Botox® is a prescription medicine that is one of the many trade names for onabotulinum toxinA, the neurotoxic protein that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.

Botox® and headache

In the mid to late 1990’s botulinum toxin was used in extensive clinical trials to treat various types of headaches. The results revealed a subgroup of patients with chronic migraine who benefitted from Botox®.

Botox® and chronic migraine

Botox® is the only botulinum toxin approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of chronic migraine in adults 18 years and older. Clinical studies have shown that chronic migraine patients treated with Botox® average 8 to 9 fewer headache days per month compared with their original baseline.

How is Botox® administered?

Botox® is injected into the muscle using a fine needle in order to minimize discomfort and maximize accuracy. Botox® procedures can be performed in a physician’s office, do not require anesthesia and typically take only a few minutes to perform.

How does Botox® work?

Botox® works to relax the contraction of muscles by blocking nerve impulses.

Is Botox® right for me?

If you suffer from chronic migraine,Botox® is an approved treatment therapy. However, it is very important for patients to have an informed discussion with a practitioner experienced in the diagnosis and management of headaches before a decision to use Botox® is made. A board-certified neurologist or pain management specialist is the best physician to help you decide whether Botox® is right for you.