Headache and Migraine Injections
We know that headaches can get in the way of life, and we strive to make life better for patients by offering multiple treatment options. Botox injections and occipital nerve blocks have been shown to help relieve chronic migraines and headaches. When used in children, these medications may not be covered by insurance. That is why Child Neurology Consultants of Austin offers these treatments at a discounted rate.
Botox for Migraines
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2010 approved the use of Botox injections to treat chronic migraines.
What Is Botox?
Botox is a drug that is made from a toxin produced by the bacteria that causes botulism. When the toxin is purified and injected around pain-producing tissues, it blocks chemicals that are involved with pain signaling. This results in reduced pain activation in the brain, so the patient feels relief.