Headaches & Migraines
Muscle relaxing injections has been found to have an effect on the prevention of chronic migraines, their frequency and severity. It does not work, as one would expect, by relaxing muscles around vessels, a key mechanism in the understanding of migraines, but by reducing the pain transmission to the brain. This in turn can support the relaxation of muscle tension. Results of studies have shown that treatment with Botolinus can reduce the migraine frequency, migraine severity, acute medication usage and associated vomiting in up to 65% of sufferers.
Frequently Asked Questions
You may be slightly red at the injection site for a few hours. Also some neck pain may be experienced but you can take paracetamol. Very rarely some weakness to the neck muscles can be experienced.
Your doctor will discuss this with you, but as a rule Muscle relaxing injections wears off after three to six months when you can have another course. The maximum effect can be expected after 12 months.
Hopefully not, or at least not as often, as Muscle relaxing injections is a preventative treatment. As migraine episodes can still occur acute medication can still be taken for them and if you are already taking prophylactic medication please continue taking it and discuss a slow withdrawal with your doctor.
You will need around 30 – 40 injections with 5 units of Muscle relaxing injections each. The injections are placed on your forehead, your temples, the back of your head and along side your shoulder muscle (trapezius).
How to Book
* Our reception team will be happy to make your appointment and answer any questions you may have.
* Your name, address, date of birth and telephone number is required at the time of booking.
* A £20 deposit is required to secure every appointment. Please see our cancellation policy.