Botox Injected in Trigger Point Offers Relief for Migraine


People with fibromyalgia are much more likely to suffer from debilitating headaches, including migraines. There are over 100 different types of headaches and rsearch has shown for over a decade that Botox injections may be helpful for pain relief. So how is this research different?

This time, researchers at the Universityof Grenada have discovered that, by injecting botox into several points named "trigger points" of the pericraneal and neck muscles can reduce migraine frequency among migraine sufferers.

The results were statistically significant - more than 2/3 of those who participated and received Botox injections at trigger points for migraines reported feeling better or much better. However, the researchers added that this is meant for migraine sufferers who have tried multiple treatment options without receiving relief.

Who Qualifies for Botox Injections?

Contraindications...You are NOT a candidate if you suffer from:

* Neuromuscular Disorders (ie, Myasthenia Gravis)
* Myopathic Disorders (ie, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
* Pregnant

Keep in mind that insurance may not pay for Botox, so you may need to work with your physician's office to file an insurance appeal.

Journal Sources
1. E. P. Calandre, J. Hidalgo, J. M. Garcia-Leiva, F. Rico-Villademoros. Trigger point evaluation in migraine patients: an indication of peripheral sensitization linked to migraine predisposition? European Journal of Neurology, 2006; 13 (3): 244 DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-1331.2006.01181.x
2. Juan M. García-Leiva, Javier Hidalgo, Fernando Rico-Villademoros, Vicente Moreno, Elena P. Calandre. Effectiveness of Ropivacaine Trigger Points Inactivation in the Prophylactic Management of Patients with Severe Migraine. Pain Medicine, 2007; 8 (1): 65 DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2007.00251.x
3. Hidalgo J, Rodríguez-López CM, García-Leiva JM, Rico-Villademoros F, Calandre EP. Effectiviness botulinum toxin type A in the prophylaxis of severe and treatment–refractory migraine. Journal of Headache and Pain, 2006; 7 (S-1): S-18 [link]


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