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Migraine Treatment

Pain & Rehab Medicine

Migraines aren’t ordinary headaches

BayCare Clinic Pain & Rehab Medicine specialists offer treatment options for migraine headaches. Migraines are intense headaches often accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, and sound. If migraines are affecting your daily routine, our specialists have a variety of options to help you find relief.

People with migraine headaches may find pain relief from:

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Botox® injections for migraines

Botox is approved for treating chronic migraine headaches by the federal Food and Drug Administration. It is most often used for people who have migraine headaches 15 or more days per month. Some people use medication or other headache therapy in addition to Botox injections.

How long does a Botox session take?

Each treatment usually takes between 15-30 minutes. Botox is typically injected into the muscles of the forehead, scalp, neck and shoulders. Patients can drive themselves to and from the appointment.

How long before I get pain relief?

It is possible to start feeling relief from Botox within a week or so, but for many people it will take several weeks or even months for the pain relief to reach full effect.

How long does the pain relief last?

About 2½ to 3 months for most people. Botox injections typically are scheduled 3 months apart, the national standard recommended by the American Headache Society.

Acupuncture for migraines

Migraine headaches are one of the most common conditions for which medical acupuncture provides pain relief, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multiple studies have consistently shown acupuncture treatments for migraines to be safe, long-lasting and cost-effective. Acupuncture is an option for those looking to avoid medications for treating migraine’s.

How long does an acupuncture session take?

Acupuncture typically lasts from 30 minutes to 60 minutes, but the exact duration can vary depending on the specific treatment plan.

How long before I get pain relief?

Acupuncture can be effective as soon as the first session, however multiple sessions may be required to achieve desired results.

How long does the pain relief last?

The duration of pain relief will vary from patient to patient.

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