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Treatments for Chronic Migraines 

Over 3 million adults in the United States are suffering from chronic migraines. Many patients suffering from this debilitating condition miss an average of 63 days of work, school, and time with their families over the span of just three months. Fortunately, there are clinically proven treatments that can significantly relieve pain, and improve overall quality of life. 

At DiCesare Orthopedic Medicine, we understand how debilitating chronic migraines can be on patients. That’s why we provide a cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment option: Botox. These treatments have given thousands of patients across the country long-term pain relief from chronic migraines. When you are a patient at our practice, we will always make sure that your treatment is personalized to your unique symptoms and lifestyle goals.  

Dr. Jacob DiCesare is an orthopedic specialist with over a decade of experience diagnosing, treating, and managing pain for a wide variety of conditions. Specializing in the non-surgical treatment of acute and chronic injuries, Dr. DiCesare is your best option for safe, effective chronic migraine relief. Call or request an appointment today to learn if Botox is right for you!

Botox for Chronic Migraines

Although we typically associate Botox with purely cosmetic applications, it is clinically proven to be a highly effective treatment for chronic migraines. In fact, 3.5 million Botox treatments have been administered to people suffering from chronic migraines and have been FDA-approved as a chronic migraine treatment since 2010. 

Unlike treatments that have to be taken once the pain has already begun, Botox can prevent headaches and migraines before they even start. It works by blocking signals to the brain that cause muscles to contract. On average, Botox injections result in 8 to 9 fewer headache and migraine days every month after just 2 treatments. 

Botox injections for chronic migraines are given around the head and neck, and only take about 15 minutes from start to finish. If you’d like to learn more about Botox for chronic migraine treatment, call or request an appointment with Dr. DiCesare today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of chronic migraines?

The qualifying factors for chronic migraines are as follows:

  • 15 or more headaches a month
  • Migraines on at least 8 of those days
  • Each migraine lasts 4 or more hours
  • Moderate to severe pain during migraine
  • Pain experienced predominantly on one side
  • Throbbing sensation
  • Pain worsens with any physical activity

What causes chronic migraines? 

Researchers are still unsure about what causes chronic migraines. However, they are believed to be triggered by the following:

  • Genetic history
  • Vascular issues
  • Central nervous system disorder
  • Chemical imbalances

Where do they inject Botox for chronic migraines? 

Botox is injected into 7 different muscle areas around the head and neck, including the:

  • Forehead
  • Temples
  • Neck
  • Back of the head
  • Bridge of the nose
  • Upper back/shoulder blades