Chronic Migraine

 

Chronic Migraine is more than just frequent migraines.  A migraine is a type of headache that may begin as a dull ache and then turn into a constant, throbbing pain, often felt on one side of the head.  When you have a migraine, you may be sensitive to light and sound and experience nausea and/or vomiting.  A migraine headache can last between 4 to 72 hours and may get worse by or cause you to avoid routine physical activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.

Chronic Migraine is a neurological condition that causes people with migraine to have 15 or more headache days a month, with each headache lasting 4 hours or more, and at least half of the headache days are associated with migraine.

Our skilled providers at Desert Pain Specialists are trained experts at accurately diagnosing specific types of migraines and using Botox to effectively treat chronic migraines.  We prefer using a series of Botox injections, which helps prevent migraines, as opposed to using long-term daily medications, which only reduce the pain after the migraine starts.  Botox is the first and only preventative treatment approved by the FDA for adults with chronic migraine, and many of our patients have raved about the successful impact it has had on their lives.