Who is Allergan MIND?
Allergan MIND is a franchise of the Allergan brand, specifically focused on migraines. It is committed to improving the lives of those who suffer from migraines, as well as educating people about the condition. The franchise brings together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds, each of which focuses on the latest developments and insights which could impact the future of migraines.
Its parent brand Allergan Plc is based in Dublin, Ireland. It is considered a worldwide leader in pharmaceuticals.
What will the presentations include?
The 24 presentations due to be held at the annual AAN meeting, are going to consist of 10 oral presentations and 14 poster presentations into migraines. It’s the largest number of presentations about the condition to ever be held at one event. This in itself reveals Allergan to be at the forefront of migraine research.
Some of the oral presentations will be revealing findings from some of the franchise’s latest studies. They will also provide information regarding how migraines impact relationships, careers, overall health and wellbeing of sufferers.
How does Botox treat migraines?
Botox is largely known for its use in cosmetic surgery, helping to hide the common signs of ageing. However, it’s also proven to be a very effective migraine treatment.
The reason why Botox works so well at preventing migraines isn’t fully known. However, previous animal studies have suggested the toxin may work by blocking the pain pathways within the trigeminovascular system. Further research is required to determine exactly how the mechanism of Botox reduces pain.
It’s worth noting that Botox is only known to work to help with chronic migraines and not any other type of headaches.
How often do patients require Botox injections?
The number of Botox injections required will depend upon the severity and frequency of the migraines. The injections are typically provided every 12 weeks, with several injections given at each session.
Many patients require between 30-40 injections in total, with an equal number of injections provided on each side of the head. However, if pain is generally felt more on one side of the head, the practitioner will focus more injections into that area.
It can take up to two weeks to start experiencing the results of the Botox, although some patients do report immediate results.
Will Botox cure my headaches completely?
Botox treatment is extremely effective for both reducing the frequency of migraines and their severity. However, it isn’t a cure. The injections also only provide temporary relief and will need to be repeated frequently to maintain results.
There are also potential side effects of the treatment that patients need to be aware of and if they do decide to try out this effective treatment, it’s essential that they choose a practitioner that is properly experienced and training.
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