An estimated 39 million adults and children in the United States live with the severe pain of migraines. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, in Selma, Texas, offers comprehensive care for migraines. Innovative treatments include Botox® therapy to address chronic migraines not treatable with other medications. To find out more about the benefits of Botox for chronic migraines, call Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.
Migraines Q & A
What are migraines?
Migraines are an intense type of headache that causes severe, throbbing head pain that can last for several hours or days.
The pain of a migraine can be so bad that it triggers other symptoms, including nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to sounds and light.
While the underlying cause of migraines isn’t well understood, you might be at an increased risk for developing this type of painful headache because of changes in your brain stem and service system or because of an imbalance in the chemicals of your brain.
Common triggers of migraines include:
- Hormone changes
- Weather changes
- Poor sleep habits
- Certain food additives
You might also be prone to migraines if you have a family history of the condition or if you’re a woman who is transitioning into your postmenopausal years.
When should I seek treatment for migraines?
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation for migraines at Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, if you have persistent or recurrent migraines that you can no longer treat on your own.
The providers also recommend scheduling an appointment for treatment if you still have intense head pain even while taking migraine medications. In some cases, taking too many medications for migraines can contribute to headache pain.
The providers at Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, offer solutions to help relieve existing migraine pain and reduce your risk for additional migraine episodes.
What are the available migraine treatments?
There are a variety of medications available to treat migraine pain. You might benefit from over-the-counter or prescription medications to ease your pain and improve your overall quality of life.
The Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, providers also use holistic therapies to treat migraine pain, such as:
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Nutritional supplements
- Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)
If you have 15 or more migraine headaches a month, you might need additional treatment for chronic migraines. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, offers Botox therapy to minimize head pain and reduce the frequency of migraines.
Botox is an injectable treatment that targets the nerves contributing to migraine pain. The prescription medication blocks the release of chemicals in the nerve fibers that travel to your brain.
Botox therapy prevents migraines before they even start. However, it can take time to see the full benefit of your treatment. Typically, one treatment provides migraine relief for up to 12 weeks before you need additional injections.
To learn how Botox therapy can work for your migraines, call Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.