Single-Site Botulinum Toxin Injection for Elimination of Migraine Trigger Points
This issue has come up quite frequently with the increased use of plastic surgery and botulism injections. Essentially, treatment of one facial muscle above the eye, whether paralyzing with injection or cutting with plastic surgery, shows drastic reductions or elimination of migraine headaches.
This is one of those “I’m a chiropractor so this will be biased” articles. This bias is further accentuated by the fact that I’ve written a Migraines and Epilepsy book. This article describes that ONE thing that EVERY single headache sufferer needs to do, and yet rarely do.
I understand headaches very well. Migraines. Tension type headaches. Cervicogenic headaches. Sinus headaches. Unfortunately, many chronic headache sufferers actually experience many different types of headaches. Since most physicians have a single tool to use, they can only address a single type of headache at a time. This is why it seems like no treatment works—it’s rare that a single treatment that is going to help for more than one type of headache.
I am not saying that it’s not the short-term goal. If you’ve ever spent time on some of the social networking sites that relate to migraine headaches, you’ll realize just how devastating and life-shattering migraine headaches can be. Jobs, relationships and lives in general can be restricted to living like a hermit in constant pain.