Migraine headache is a common, disabling headache disorder which effects 12% of the United States population. According to the International Headache Society, symptoms of migraine include headache that occurs on one side of the head, a pulsating quality, moderate or severe intensity of pain, and worsening pain with physical activity. Prior to headache pain, some people may experience prodromal symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, sensitivity to light and sound, elevated mood, depression, and unusual hunger or food cravings. During a migraine attack, people will also experience at least one of the following: nausea and/or vomiting, photophobia (sensitivity to light) and phonophobia (sensitivity to sound).
Experiencing 5 or more headaches with migraine characteristics will classify or diagnose a migraine headache disorder. Treatment for migraine may be as simple as diet changes, exercise, prevention of triggers, over the counter medication or a stronger prescription medication treatment. Medications for migraine are both for relief when you have a migraine and also to prevent a migraine. For some, finding the right treatment that helps manage their migraines can be easy. For others, trial and error of treatments is necessary to find relief.
Those who suffer from Chronic Migraine will experience at least 15 headache days a month lasting more than 4 hours a day with each headache. Chronic Migraine sufferers can experience debilitating symptoms and are at increased risk for emergency room visits, anxiety, depression, and obesity.
When prevention measures fail and chronic migraine sufferers are looking for another option to manage their migraines, treatment with Medical Botox just might be the answer.
When someone hears the word Botox, they may think of its use for cosmetic purposes which is a service we offer at CHI St Alexius Health. People may not know that Medical Botox is approved and is great option for the reduction of headache days for chronic migraine sufferers.
When providing rural health care to our community, we do our best to keep you close to home by offering services locally. At CHI St Alexius Health Dickinson, we listened to the needs of our patients and we are proud and excited to be able to offer Medical Botox Therapy for the treatment of chronic migraines.
Schedule an appointment with one of our qualified Medical Botox providers by calling 701-456-4200 to discuss if Medical Botox Therapy is right for you: Dana Glasser, FNP-C; Kelly Glick, PA-C; and Dr. Lee Kiedrowksi, MD.
Submitted by Dana Glasser, Family Nurse Practitioner at CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Clinic.