you are suffering from debilitating migraine headaches
and conventional medical and pharmacological therapies
have not offered
relief from your attacks, you may be a candidate
for either Botox Treatment or Surgical Intervention.
At MIGRAINE SOLUTIONS,
we strive to offer our patients innovative, ground-breaking
treatments, coupled with compassionate, comprehensive
Please phone our facility and schedule a consultation
with our specialists. We ask that you keep
a Migraine Log for 4 weeks prior to your consultation.
Our office can fax, email, or mail you an
information packet as well as your personal
After reviewing your medical history and discussing
the particulars of your case, you will be
given a diagnostic application of Botox.
Botox is a small, safe,
FDA approved dose of botulinum toxin, typically
used for cosmetic purposes to achieve a more
youthful appearance. Botox temporarily paralyzes
muscles which cause wrinkles and frown-lines.
It is believed that some migraines are triggered
by muscles that pinch key nerves in your head.
Frowning muscles in the forehead, chewing
muscles in the temples, and muscles in the
back of the head are typical perpetrators.
By paralyzing these specific muscles, relief
of pressure on the nerves breaks the spasm/pain
cycle. This is an off-label use of Botox.
The diagnostic application
of Botox will help us determine is nerve pressure
is triggering your migraines. If you experience
relief after the Botox injections, you may
be a candidate for surgery.
Muscle paralysis from Botox lasts around 3
months. The injection takes about 2 to 7 days
to reach its maximum effect. Following the
diagnostic application, you will keep another
4 week Migraine Log.
Four weeks after your first consultation,
you will return to our facility for another
physical examination. Based on the information
gathered from your Migraine Logs and consultations,
your physician will discuss your treatment
If the Botox application improved your condition,
then you may be a surgical candidate. Recent
studies have revealed that Botox reduced or
eliminated attacks in 80% of study participants.
However, this effect is only temporary, and
repeat injections would be required.
A positive response from Botox indicates
that you are likely to benefit from surgical
intervention. In the surgery, the targeted
muscles will be release through small incisions
hidden within the hair. Sometimes migraines
can be triggered by a deviated septum causing
inflammation of the sinuses. This condition
can be surgically corrected as well.
The surgery is performed under deep sedation
or general anesthesia at our fully accredited
out-patient ambulatory facility. Our surgical
team consists of seasoned professionals who
have been in practice for over twenty years.
You will be in good hands with our Board Certified
plastic surgeon, anesthesiologist, surgical
scrub tech, and surgical R.N. We can also
arrange for you to go home with a nurse to
help you with your overnight recovery.