Suffer from intense and incredibly painful migraines? In 2010, OnabotulinumtoxinA, or Botox was approved to treat adults with a history of migraines and headaches ( who endure them at least 15 or more days of each month).
At Rutland Specialist Clinic, our in-house neurologist specialist, Dr Cynthia Chen, has years of experience treating patients who suffer from this crippling disorder. Dr Chen is an experienced neurologist servicing Lilydale, Yarra Valley and the greater Melbourne Area.
How Botox injections work to treat migraines
After receiving a referral from your general practitioner and a sign off that you do suffer from chronic migraines or headaches, botox treatment is possible to relieve your symptoms. In our office we will carefully administer botox around your head and neck.
Studies suggest that Botulinum toxins have been shown to reduce and inhibit pain by reducing the expression of pain pathways involving nerve cells in the trigeminovascular system, the sensory pathway which plays a key role in the headache phase before migraine onset.
The number of treatments depends on the severity of your condition but is possible 30-40 shorts in all will be required to fully treat and eliminate the pain. Patients often start seeing results within 2 to 3 weeks after their first treatment, but this can vary depending on how long you’ve been experiencing migraines and how agonising the initial pain is before botox.
Additional treatments available at Rutland Specialist Clinic
In addition to botulinum injections, Rutland Specialist offer neurological consultations, including CT, MRI, PT and SPECT scans, medical specialist consultations, a professional network and patient care, as well as TAC and WorkCover cases. Book an appointment today with our experienced neurologist by using our simple online booking system or give us a call at (03) 91339977.
Instead of traveling all the way into the city, visit Melbourne’s leading local neurological clinic at our Lilydale location. You can find us on 285 Main Street, Lilydale VIC 3140, which is just a quick walk from Lilydale train station with on-street parking also available for all patients. Additionally, we can help to arrange transportation for senior patients or patients with a disability preventing them from attending an appointment at our clinic.