Skilled Pain Care Clinic
Anesthesiologists & Pain Management Physicians located in Houston, TX & Katy, TX
Even with proper at-home care, dealing with migraines that come and go can be difficult to cope with on your own. If you suffer from migraines, Skilled Pain Care Clinic in Houston and Katy, Texas, provides effective relief using minimally invasive Botox® injections. Led by interventional pain specialist Syed Nasir, MD, the team helps patients achieve reliable, long-lasting pain relief. To find out if Botox is right for you, call the office or schedule your appointment online today.
Botox Q & A
What are migraines?
A migraine is a severe headache that causes painful throbbing and pulsing in a particular area of the head. Migraines can last from several hours to several days and can greatly limit your daily activities and have a poor effect on the overall quality of your life.
The exact cause of migraines isn’t completely understood. Experts believe genetics and environmental circumstances play a role.
A number of factors are known to trigger migraine attacks like hormonal changes, stress, physical exertion, and certain medications. Many patients with migraines go undiagnosed. If you experience symptoms of migraines, options are available for effective and reliable relief.
- Sensitivity to light
- Neck stiffness
- Throbbing or pulsing pain
- Pain in one or both sides of your head
Relying on over-the-counter painkillers to treat migraines puts you at risk of painful medication-overuse headaches.
Over time, long-term use of over-the-counter painkillers stop relieving your pain and begin contributing to it. Botox is a safe and effective treatment that can help you achieve long-lasting relief from your migraines.
How does Botox treat migraines?
Botox is composed of a tiny amount of purified botulinum toxin that temporarily prevents muscle movement. Botox injections are used to treat patients who experience migraines more than 15 days a month.
Experts believe Botox injections block the pain receptors responsible for painful migraines. Although Botox isn’t a cure, it’s an effective solution for long-term management of your migraines.
Botox treatments are typically administered every three months and provide up to 2½ months of effective relief. For many patients, Botox treatments are enough to avoid painful migraines. For others, Botox treatments are paired with additional medication for the best possible relief.
What other services are available?
In addition to using it to treat migraines, Dr. Nasir also uses Botox for its traditional, cosmetic purpose. Botox is a safe and effective solution for wrinkles and fine lines. Botox helps paralyze the muscles that contribute to issues like frown lines and crow’s feet.
Botox injections are quick, too. They are given in the office and can be performed in as little as 10 minutes.
To speak with Dr. Nasir about treating your migraines or cosmetic concerns with Botox, book an appointment by phone or online today.