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BTX in Chronicle Migraine

What are the treatment methods of interventional pain in chronic migraine?

These methods are aimed at reducing the number and severity of migraine attacks and increasing the quality of life of the patient. Acupuncture, subcutaneous injections, nerve blockages and botulinum toxin injections are some of these methods.

What is Botulinum toxin? What does it do?

Botox is a neurological toxin. Neurotoxin inhibits the release of a substance called acetylcholine in nerve cells, thus preventing nerve conduction and muscle contraction, muscle spasm. As a result of these effects, it helps to reduce central sensitivity in the brain, which is a major problem we encounter in most of the chronic aches.

It is mainly used to relax the over-contraction muscles of patients with spastic paralysis. We also have aesthetic use as we know it. Especially in recent years it has been determined that it is effective in the treatment of pain and scientific researches have started to be done on it. Studies have reported that in patients with chronic migraine with botulinum toxin, there is a significant decrease in the frequency of pain and a significant decrease in the duration of pain and in the need for drugs for migraine attacks.

The patient's face and neck region is cleared for injection. Prepared botulinum toxin is injected with 20-25 points with a very fine needle. No sports should be done for the next 5 days. Excessive sweating of the person is not recommended.

Botox injection is a very safe treatment. Along with very low side effects, rare allergic reactions can be seen. Increased tears when placed around the eye, mouth instability when the neck area is louder, swallowing impairment. Side-effects such as facial pain and nausea can be seen in the face region. For those with general muscle disease, they are not given to the pregnancies. It does not apply to the infected area.

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