Botox injections associated with only modest benefit for chronic migraine and daily headaches

Botox may be useful for more than tightening up lose skin and wrinkles. A new study shows the main ingredient in Botox could offer some relief to those with chronic migraines. Those with less-frequent headaches, however, might not see the same benefit. According to the study, Botox did offer relief to frequent migraine sufferers, if only moderately so. Patients who experienced near-daily headaches reported having 2 fewer headaches per month when they were injected with Botox. These patients also experienced some side effects, such as stiff necks and weak muscles. The study's lead researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee told Reuters, "The effect these appear to be having on migraine headaches is small -- it only reduces headaches by a couple of days a month." It's an improvement Dr. Jackson calls "really, really modest." He also admitted some migraine sufferers stand to receive more benefit from the injections than others. To conduct their study, Dr. Jackson and his

Botox injections associated with only modest benefit for chronic migraine and daily headaches

Although botulinum toxin A ("Botox") injections are U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for preventive treatment for chronic migraines, a review and analysis of previous studies finds ...

Tue 24 Apr 12 from Medical Xpress

Botox injections associated with only modest benefit for chronic migraine and daily headaches, Wed 25 Apr 12 from ScienceDaily

Botox ingredient has limited effect on headaches: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The main ingredient in Botox may be modestly helpful for people with chronic migraines, a new report suggests, but the wrinkle treatment doesn't seem to offer much ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Reuters

Botox ingredient has limited effect on headaches, Tue 24 Apr 12 from Reuters

Botox not effective in reducing certain types of headaches

Research published in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of American Medical Association suggests while Botox may be helpful in reducing chronic migraines, it does not appear to prevent episodic ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Botox Mixed Bag for Migraine Pain (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Botulinum toxin A injections modestly cut down on chronic migraines but don't prevent the episodic or tension type, a meta-analysis found.

Wed 25 Apr 12 from MedPageToday

Botox Offers Little Relief for Migraine, Study Finds

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 24 (HealthDay News) — Botox is considered a preventive medication for debilitating migraine headaches, but a new review finds that it ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from Health News

Botox Only Modestly Effective for Migraines

Botox injections are only modestly effective for preventing migraines in the most frequent sufferers, a new research review shows.

Tue 24 Apr 12 from WebMD

Can Botox Cure Migraines?

Botox may be useful for more than tightening up lose skin and wrinkles. A new study shows the main ingredient in Botox could offer some relief to those with chronic migraines. Those with less-frequent ...

Wed 25 Apr 12 from RedOrbit

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