Therapeutic Botox® is a safe, effective treatment for many medical conditions and is used in children as young as 2. In our clinic we use Therapeutic Botox to treat TMJ syndrome, excessive perspiration, migraine and other headaches and neck pain from muscle tension. The results are impressive and can last 6-9 months for therapeutic treatments.
Botox has an over 20 year track record for both safety and effectiveness. There is minimal “downtime”, most patients return to their usual activities after the treatment. The treatment itself involves a series of injections with tiny needles and is minimally uncomfortable. The effects begin in 4-7 days.
Treatment for Chronic Migraine sufferers
A Migraine is a debilitating condition which has a considerable impact on the quality of life of sufferers and their families. Attacks can be completely disabling, forcing the sufferer to abandon everyday activities for up to 3 days.
Traditional treatments include medications, physiotherapy, massage, pain injections and other modalities. Recently Health Canada approved Botox® (onabotulinum toxin A) for the treatment of chronic migraine. Patients do not need a referral and their family doctor will not be impacted by the visit.
Find Pain Relief With Botox
Medical Botox treatments are often covered by extended health benefit plans when prescribed by a medical doctor to treat these conditions Botox has been found to be quite effective against preventing migraine headaches. By relaxing the muscles that are associated with migraines, Botox greatly reduces the severity, frequency, and amount of medication needed. Botox interrupts signals to nerves that cause muscle contractions that can trigger the erratic nerve firing and blood vessel spasms of migraine headaches. After Botox therapeutic injection, migraine attacks can be reduced for approximately 3 months.*
How is it Administered?
Specific trigger points and migraine sites are injected directly. The benefits of one treatment can last for several months. Patients return to work immediately following the treatment. The Botox starts to work 3 to 4 days after the procedure and migraines become less frequent or severe.* Insurance Coverage for Therapeutic Botox Botox injections used for therapeutic purposes, such as migraine prevention, are often an insured medical benefit. Most extended medical insurance plans in Canada cover the cost of the Botox therapeutic medication.
*Individual results may vary.