Migraine Relief That Lasts

January 12th, 2016 / Back to Blog »

botox-for-migrainesAnyone who has experienced a migraine has suffered through sheer torment. Knoxville patients seeking a cure for their migraines can find relief from an unexpected source: Botox. That’s right, the same treatment for facial lines and wrinkles can reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches by getting injections around the head and neck every 12 weeks.

What are the Symptoms of Migraines?

Everyone has experienced a headache at some point in their life. However, most of these headaches can be improved by taking a few Advil or Tylenol. A migraine is a more severe form of headache that can last anywhere from 4-72 hours with symptoms including:

  • Throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head.
  • Sensitivity to sound, light, and smell.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Vomiting or nausea.
  • Fainting or lightheadedness.

People who suffer from migraines often have several before realizing that there is a problem. Many people with migraine go years before they are diagnosed. Preventative treatment such as special oral medications or Botox can space out attacks further or be combined with other treatments for a more comprehensive plan.

Other Treatments for Migraine

Many Knoxville patients are put on a cocktail of medications to prevent migraines from happening or to relieve painful and uncomfortable migraine symptoms. These treatments can help you manage a migraine:

  • A Triptan (like Imitrex) to constrict blood vessels and treat migraine pain.
  • Anti-nausea medication to prevent vomiting and nausea.
  • Steroids for pain relief.
  • Over the counter pain relievers for mild to moderate migraines.

Surgery for migraine headaches can help treat a number of patients who have headaches that can’t be managed well any other way. Dr. Hall will develop a treatment plan specific to your migraine symptoms after an initial exam and consultation.

For more information on migraine treatment in Knoxville, contact Dr. Hall at 865.973.9500.