Botox Injections for Headaches in Calgary
Migraines can be debilitating and impact one's quality of life. Botox has emerged as a promising treatment for chronic migraines. Let's explore what Botox is, how it works, and its potential benefits and side effects.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles. It is commonly used for cosmetic purposes but has also been FDA-approved for various medical conditions, including migraines.
How Does Botox Work for Migraines?
Botox for migraines involves injecting small doses of the toxin into specific areas of the head and neck muscles. It works by blocking the release of certain chemicals that trigger migraines.
Benefits of Botox for Migraines
Studies have shown that Botox can reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of migraines. It is also a safe and effective alternative for those who do not respond well to other migraine treatments.
Side Effects of Botox for Migraines
As with any medical treatment, Botox has potential side effects. Common side effects include temporary muscle weakness, neck pain, and headaches. It is important to consult with a medical professional to discuss any potential risks.
Am I a Candidate for Botox for Migraines?
Botox for migraines is typically recommended for individuals who have chronic migraines (15 or more headache days per month) and have not responded well to other treatments. We can help determine if Botox is right for you.
Botox for migraines can be a promising treatment option for those who suffer from chronic migraines. While it is important to discuss the risks and benefits with one of our medical professionals, Botox may offer relief and improved quality of life for those who are struggling with migraines.
Who provides Botox for Migraines?
At Momentum Health's sister clinic, Evidence Sport and Spine, Dr. Tony Giantomaso is a Physiatrist trained in the use of migraine injections, including the use of Botox.
Dr. Giantomaso is a Calgary-based Physiatrist who primarily works with Musculoskeletal and Brain Injury associated conditions. He has a special interest in Post-Traumatic neck pain, Post-traumatic Headaches, and Migraine Headaches. His focus is in the use of Botox, trigger-points and other interventional pain management techniques for the treatment of Spinal pain and Migraine and post-traumatic Headaches. Dr. Giantomaso also has extensive experience in medico-legal medicine and has worked with many law-firms as a Medical Expert and expert witness in chronic post-traumatic pain. Dr. Giantomaso has extensive experience in Community-based chronic spine pain, athlete and non-athlete chronic musculoskeletal issues, Interventional Spinal Procedures, and Brain Injury Rehabilitation. He enjoys teaching in his role as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary in Undergraduate Medicine. He completed his Post-Graduate Medical Residency at the University of Alberta, followed by a year of interventional spinal management training. Dr. Giantomaso's credentials include Fellowship of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2008, his Medical Doctorate in 2003 at the University of Saskatchewan, and his Doctor of Chiropractic, Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1999, and Bachelor of Science at the University of Calgary, 1995.