I have read that Botox can be used to cure migraines. Is there any truth to that?
I have been injecting Botox for several years and what I often heard from my patients is that when they had their Botox injections if they had a history of headaches, the headaches would dissipate following their Botox injections. It is likely that headaches, migraines included, are triggered by muscle contraction and tension. Botox prevents these triggers by relaxing the muscles and the studies to support this are really quite conclusive. I will even use Botox on patients for headaches and not for cosmetic purposes.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld