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Botox Injection for Headaches

Procedures

Essentially a neurotoxin that attacks nerve cells, Botox is also referred as botulinum toxin. Originally it was approved by FDA to be used in events concerning hyperactivity of muscles associated with problem of health and medical conditions.

The studies suggest that Botox paralyzes or weakens muscles by suppressing the release of acetylcholine – ester of choline playing a role in transmission of nerve impulses at synapses and myoneural (muscle-nerve) junctions. Acetylcholine inhibits the muscle contraction allowing the muscle to relax.

The effectiveness of Botox injections for headache is defined by different theories; however there exist no exact reasoning. One of the theories suggests elimination of muscle tension and spasms which are the major causes of migraine headache. The injection is given even before the migraine headache starts.

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