Local, independent medical practice, West Michigan Rehab & Pain Center is one of the few offices in West Michigan that provides Botox therapy for migraine pain. The FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches in adults in 2010. According to the FDA, Botox injections have been shown to be effective in the prevention of migraines, which are debilitating headaches that affect about 12% of Americans.
Migraine pain is often referred to as a “sick headache” because in addition to head pain, it can also cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and sensitivity to light and noise. People who suffer from headaches more than 14 days per month with pain lasting three hours or more are often diagnosed with migraines.
Although Botox has been used to treat muscle spasms, sweating, uncontrollable blinking and facial wrinkles, it has only recently been approved for the treatment of migraine pain.
Botox migraine treatment consists of a series of multiple injections given over a 12-week period. Some patients have been known to find immediate relief as well as decreased pain that lasts several months.
Under the direction of Ramin Rahimi, DO, West Michigan Rehab & Pain Center has been using Botox therapy since it was approved by the FDA.
“The use of Botox helps to relax the muscles that are causing tension around the head. This helps to relieve headache pain,” commented Dr. Rahimi. “I have seen patients experience a decrease in frequency and intensity of migraine pain as early as one week into treatment.”
For specific diagnosis related to migraine treatment, call Dr. Rahimi at (616) 447-4090. More information may also be found online at www.rehabpaincenter.com.