Botox and Surgery Does the Trick for Teen Suffering from Headaches
Taylor Williams, 17, of Wixom, Mich., has suffered from severe headaches for more than two years. The headaches, which caused Taylor to seek medical treatment including emergency care on a number of occasions, were continuous and the medications prescribed were not working.
Botox Backed for Migraines in UK
A United Kingdom-based independent public health agency has recently published draft guidelines recommending approval of Botox injections to treat chronic migraines.
What's a Migraine?
You're having trouble speaking, weird colors are blinking, your head throbs with every tiny noise, and any bright light sends a searing pain straight into your brain. All of a sudden, you start throwing up. Am I having a stroke? Is this what meningitis feels like? With these symptoms, you might be forgiven for thinking you're about to die, but for thousands of people who have chronic migraines, this is just another day. Migraines are somewhat misunderstood because they can be so different from person to person, making diagnosis hard and treatment difficult. But with a little work on...
Botox Little Help for Migraines
Botox -- perhaps best known for fighting wrinkles associated with aging -- also is approved as a treatment for chronic migraines, though studies evaluating its effectiveness as a headache reliever have been mixed.