Treating Chronic Headaches with BOTOX Injections

Think BOTOX is just for cosmetic procedures? CDI’s Thomas Cohn, MD, says many people don’t realize the injections can also be used to treat chronic daily headaches or migraines. The procedure is very similar to cosmetic injections, but instead of targeting your crow’s feet or creased brow, the doctor is pinpointing the injections to relieve your headaches. That may mean you’ll get injections in your forehead only, or, if neck pain is involved, you could also get injections into the muscles in the back of your neck. And you get the bonus side-effect of having a really smooth, wrinkle-free forehead. Want to learn more about how doctors discovered BOTOX as a treatment for chronic headaches and what to expect from the injections? Watch this:

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