It’s difficult to live with chronic headache pain. If you have frequent pain that keeps you from accomplishing your daily tasks, it’s important seek an evaluation.  One of the few well-studied treatments for chronic migraine is chemodenervation with the use of botulinum toxin.  This is a relatively simple outpatient procedure in which your doctor injects a medication, such as Botox®, in multiple sites around the head in a welld-defined pattern which has been shown with multiple studies to be effective in reducing headache frequency.  This has now been done for over a decade and has been demonstrated to reduce frequency, decrease disability and have a limited amount of interactions with other medications that may be used.

Botox® treatments are temporary, so you may need additional injections in the future if your pain persists. 


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Northwell Health Headache Center

The Headache Center is dedicated to world-class diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.