Chronic headaches and migraines can be incredibly painful, occurring as often as every other day – and in some cases, even more. At Interventional Medical Associates, we offer chronic pain and headache treatment to men and women living in Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and the surrounding areas of north and central Florida.
What are Chronic Headaches & Pain?
Chronic headaches, also called migraines, refer to the frequency and intensity of headache pain. Chronic headaches can be a severely disabling condition due to their sheer frequency and duration. Patients with chronic headaches and migraines will experience aggressive headaches at least 15 days out of a given month. These can last for several hours in some cases, making it difficult for patients to accomplish normal activities.
How are Chronic Pain & Headaches Treated?
The treatment of chronic pain and headaches will vary depending on the symptoms experienced. In some cases, the inflammation of cranial nerves can cause regular migraines and headaches. The cranial nerve known as the trigeminal nerve is exclusively responsible for pain sensations, and is often the source of chronic headaches. This will necessitate nerve block treatments, which we have found great success in performing with Botox®.
What is Botox® for Migraines?
Although Botox® has gained recognition as a cosmetic anti-aging treatment, it is incredibly effective for treating men and women with migraines. Botox® can produce age-defying results by preventing muscles in the face from contracting, which is made possible by preventing the nerves from releasing chemicals. Similarly, Botox® can be used to prevent the nerves from releasing chemicals that transmit pain information. By targeting the cranial nerves that transmit pain, a patient can enjoy a dramatic reduction in the severity and frequency of chronic headaches. The effects from Botox® will last three to four months after treatment.
At Interventional Medical Associates, we focus on offering minimally invasive techniques that enable patients to regain control of their lives. Contact us today if you suffer from headaches or migraines to find a long-lasting pain relief solution. Interventional Medical Associates proudly serves residents from the Gainesville, Newberry, Alachua, and surrounding areas of north and central Florida.