Botox® is a protein produced by bacteria that has the effect of weakening muscle and changing the way nerves work. For people who have painful spasticity of muscles in the neck and arm, or suffer from chronic migraine headaches, Botox® injections can be a good way to relieve pain and improve function. Botox® injections are typically performed by your physician in the office, often with ultrasound guidance for those muscles in the neck and arm. Botox® injections for migraines follows an established protocol of injections in the head, neck, & shoulder areas that has been shown to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine headaches over time.
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