Chronic Migraine in Beverly Hills
Refractory Chronic Migraine
Chronic migraine is a common debilitating, neurologic condition characterized by attacks of headache which are often associated with nausea/vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light), and/or phonophobia (sensitivity to sound). These headaches can be debilitating and significantly interfere with one’s quality of life.
Females and those with a family history of migraines are more likely to have migraines.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Migraines
Migraine headaches are often diagnosed and initially treated by a neurologist with medications to prevent and stop the migraine attacks. However, in some severe cases the headaches do not respond to traditional treatments. In those cases, your caring neurologist may refer you to a pain specialist for evaluation and treatment.
Treatment for Chronic Migraine
For many years, the treatment of chronic refractory migraines has been limited, leaving many with debilitating pain. Luckily, this is not the case anymore with the use of a revolutionary treatment called Botulinum toxin (commonly known as Botox). Most patients report improvement of both the severity and the frequency of their migraine headaches within 1 week of their first injection.
At Orthopedic Pain Institute, we develop a highly specialized plan to treat your personal needs. Schedule your consultation to learn more about Botox for chronic refractory migraines.