Botox is now FDA approved for Migraine Headaches
- Published: Monday, 18 October 2010 10:25
Migraine headaches are one of those medical conditions that afflict people of all ages where there is not a definitive effective treatment. Every now and then a new drug is developed, but few have had a material effect on ameliorating the condition. Now there is additional hope for sufferers. In longitudinal multi-center studies, Botox, the famous anti-wrinkle treatment, has been found to reliably alleviate migraine headaches.
The reason I am mentioning this on my website is because headaches are not alway due to migraines. The differential diagnosis for chronic headaches is long, and many of the causes are serious, some quite catastrophic. These include blood clots, aneurysms, malformations, tumors, vascular insufficiencies and others. Patients should not simply assume that their headaches are due to migraines, nor should physicians. A significant percentage of filed medical malpractice claims have misdiagnosis of headaches as their core complaint.
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