How Does Botox Help Migraines?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, approximately 35 million Americans suffer from migraines. Migraines are recurring headaches, ranging from moderate or severe throbbing to pulsing pain. Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul understands that living with chronic migraine headaches can negatively affect one’s quality of life. The leading plastic surgeon offers Botox to patients who suffer from chronic migraines. In this blog post, Dr. Alghoul shares more information on Botox and explains how the injectable can help relieve migraine pain.

Who is a good candidate for Migraine surgery?

Patient selection is the most important factor for successful surgical treatment of migraine headaches. Although it has been commonly known as migraine surgery, the treatment is meant to target a specific group of patients who are diagnosed with “chronic migraines”.  It is believed that many of the patients who are considered chronic migraineurs actually suffer from nerve compression headaches. Surgery aims at releasing nerve compression through small incisions.  Headache history is very critical in identifying surgical candidates. Here are some pointers on who could benefit from surgical treatment. Patients typically have 15 or more headaches per month. Patients with chronic… Continue Reading →