Botox® for Headaches

Botox® Injections for Migraine Headaches

To be considered a candidate for Botox® injections for migraine headache, the patient must meet certain criteria. Many studies show that Botox injections work best at pain alleviation on migraine headaches that are “tight-feeling” like something is crushing the head.

The injections are not as effective for migraine headaches that feel more like outward pressure in the head. Migraines that are located in the forehead and the neck have been seen to respond well to Botox injections.

The Botox injection for headaches procedure is fairly simple. The physician will inject the Botox into the neck, forehead, or shoulders, depending on where the headache presents pain.