When you hear the word “Botox” (botulinum toxin), you may think of diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. But Mercy’s Dr. Jaclyn Duvall says there’s more to it than getting rid of various signs of the aging process.
Dr. Duvall is using the FDA-approved treatment at Mercy Clinic Neurology to help individuals suffering from chronic migraines and those who have more than 15 headaches a month. The treatment involves the injection of botulinium toxin, a protein that blocks certain chemicals in your brain. National results show an 85 percent success rate in reducing migraines. However, before you consider the treatment, here are six things you should know:
Dr. Duvall also recommends combining other preventive prescription medications with Botox treatment for potentially better results.