9/10/07 #1 - Success rate of people treated with Botox injections for Migraines?

Ask the Clinician Health Pro September 09, 2007
  • Full Question:
    In your experience, what is the success rate of people treated with Botox injections for migraines? Thank you for your response. Kendra.
     

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Kendra;

     

    This is a huge question that I couldn’t satisfactorily answer in 50 pages of text!!! Our experience has been great when patients are selected carefully and not put on an assembly line for Botox/Myobloc. And unfortunately, I see this too often.

     

    We have been looking at intradermal injections of Botox (that is, putting the medication just under the skin) for headaches and other pain syndromes. In fact, we just finished a double-blind study using Myobloc in this fashion for Migraines of cervical origin. This has been published recently. So, the Myobloc/Botox story is far from complete and everyone has their favor uses for these toxins. Stay tuned.

     

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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