A Migraine is much more than just a headache. It is a complex condition with a wide variety of symptoms, ranging from severe pain to disturbed vision. The symptoms can have a devastating impact on an individuals work, family and social life.
There are many causes, known as triggers, and they vary from one person to the next. Examples include stress, lack of sleep, hormonal changes, certain foods and many other, individual factors. Currently, there is no one medical theory that can fully explain the causes and symptoms associated with migraines and there is no ‘cure all’ therapy for everyone.
In 2010 Botox® was licensed specifically for the treatment of chronic migraine by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). It is not known exactly how Botox helps to relieve migraine and only came to light when a number of people having Botox injections for other reasons reported an improvement in Migraine & headaches symptoms. In recent trials it is suggested that botulinum toxin inhibits pain in chronic migraine by reducing the expression of certain pain pathways involving nerve cells in the trigeminovascular system.
Many clinical trails have been done with positive findings that 70% of those treated had 50% less headaches than they had done previously.
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