Chronic migraine is defined as: Migraine with 15 or more headache days per month over the past 3 months, of which at least eight headache days meet criteria for migraine without aura.
What is Chronic Migraine?
Chronic migraine is defined as:
Migraine with 15 or more headache days per month over the past 3 months, of which at least eight headache days meet criteria for migraine without aura.1
To meet the criteria for migraine without aura, the migraine sufferer be experiencing two of the following symptoms:1
The headache is on one side of the head only.
The headache has a throbbing or pulsing quality to it.
The headache is moderate to severe pain intensity.
The headache is aggravated by or causes you to avoid regular physical activity and is accompanied by one of the following: nausea and/or vomiting or sensitivity to light or sound.
Have treated or relieved their headache with migraine medication prior to the expected development of the symptoms listed above.1
1. Olesen J, Bousser MG, Diener HC, et al. New appendix criteria open for a broader concept of chronic migraine. Cephalalgia 2006;26:742-746.
What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA for injection) is a purified neurotoxin complex protein produced from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.1
How is BOTOX® administered?
BOTOX®is injected through a needle into the muscles that are causing the problem. You doctor will determine the dose you require and the sites for your injections.1
BOTOX® is administered by a physician who specializes in BOTOX® treatment.1
What might you experience after treatment?
You may experience pain or inflammation in a muscle or muscles that have been injected with BOTOX®. You may also experience bleeding, swelling or bruising in the area injected.1
It is important to remember that any discomfort that you experience may go away after some time.
Contact us for more information about migraine treatment in Montreal & Rosemere.