Migraine headaches are one of the worst illnesses that people can suffer from. A migraine headache is much worse than a regular headache. To get an idea of how severely painful a migraine headache is, imagine the pain of a regular headache multiplied by ten. Fortunately, thanks to all the innovations made in the medical industry, people don’t have to suffer through the pain of migraine headaches without any type of assistance. Doctors like Dr. Tavoussi can offer assistance to suffers of these extreme types of headaches.
Botox Treatments & Nerve Decompression Surgery
One of the most modern treatment methods is Botox. Although when many people think of Botox, they think of cosmetic surgery designed to improve an individual’s cosmetic appearance, there are actually a few medical benefits of Botox as well. Botox has actually been proven to be an effective form of treatment for migraine headaches. The way that Botox works in treating migraines is by targeting the muscles of the face or temples that are contributing to the tension and pain associated with migraine headaches. The Botox essentially numbs those areas so that the pain signals aren’t sent to the brain, thereby alleviating the patient’s migraine headaches. The process to inject Botox in hopes of alleviating migraine headaches is non-invasive and usually only takes an hour at most. However, in order to keep the Botox working, patients might have to have the procedure administered every four to six weeks to keep the toxin within the tissues causing the problem. Dr. Tavoussi frequently uses Botox to treat migraine headaches at his Newport Beach office in Orange County.