Botox is emerging as a remedy for migraine headaches. Injectable cosmetic treatments for facial lines and wrinkles, Botox is actually a neurotoxic protein called botulinum toxin type A, produced by an anaerobic, Gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum that causes botulism.
In the cosmetic application, it acts by limiting the mobility of the muscles underlying the skin wrinkles, thereby rendering lines and wrinkles less noticeable. You can get to know more about ‘botulinum toxin’ (also called ‘toxine botulique’ in the French language) via visiting https://www.clinique-suisse.com/fr/medecine-chirurgie-esthetique/medecine-esthetique/botox.
Severe headaches, nausea, and visual or light sensitivity problems are some of the symptoms associated with migraine headaches. Slurred speech and temporary paralysis have also been frequently observed in severe cases.
Some patients who received injections of Botox for the treatment of wrinkles in the forehead stopped having migraine headaches or migraine headaches significantly less since starting the injections. About half of them completely recovered from migraines and there was a partial improvement in about one-third.
Four months after receiving Botox injections, the patients reported that they no longer suffered from migraine headaches said that their symptoms have disappeared. In addition, the full benefits experienced within one or two hours with 8 of 13 patients with acute migraine. Losses were far outweighed by the benefits. Mild bruising and temporary local pain caused by injection is the only reported side effects in the administration of Botox for migraines.
Proponents of the study were surprised at the response to treatment Botox migraine patients, although previous studies have shown that Botox effectively reduces tension-type headaches by relaxing the muscles.
This is because the tension is not the main cause of migraine headaches. Based on the results, the researcher’s conclusion arrived at was that the administration of Botox for migraines certainly helped alleviate the symptoms but it cannot be said of drugs.