Botox injections were recently approved as a treatment to reduce the frequency of chronic migraine headaches. In this article, we are going to talk about the potential benefits of Botox for chronic migraines when paired with physical therapy.
Botox to Headaches Studies
A recent review of medical studies found that Botox has small, yet significant benefits for patients suffering from chronic migraines. This recent meta-analysis examined 17 studies that tested the efficacy of Botox vs. placebos for migraine treatment. The results were positive, showing that patients who received Botox injections (rather than placebos) averaged 1.6 fewer migraine attacks per month.
Combining Botox with Physical Therapy
Along with Physical Therapy and manual treatment, this will give you the best combination. Even with the chronic Headaches, you will start seeing a difference with the manual therapy, and the headache cycle will be broken. We offer spinal adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, and also Crainiosacral Therapy. Education is also a big piece, to enable the patient to keep the gains that he or she will make.
Migraine Physical Therapy
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we offer migraine treatment programs tailored to meet your individual needs. Our rehabilitation specialists have three decades of experience treating patients throughout the Twin Cities metro area for a wide range of conditions. We offer direct access to physical therapy so you can schedule an appointment even if you don’t have a referral from a provider. Give us a call today to learn more about our physical therapy services or set up your own appointment at our Minneapolis or Edina clinics.