Headache and Migraine 2017-11-28T13:07:10+00:00

Dr Marion is a Migraine Botox treatment specialist in London

A headache is the most common neurological problem presenting both to GPs and to neurologists. However, headache is just not one condition. Headache disorders are classified as primary, such as a migraine, tension-headache and cluster headache, or secondary, due to an underlying brain condition such as a tumour, bleeding, infection,  or inflammation of the arteries (vasculitis).  In addition, painkiller overuse for migraines can be responsible for a chronic headache.  Dr MH Marion is a Migraine Botox Treatment specialist in London and she will be able to advise you on the management of your chronic headache.

A primary headache is the most frequent cause of a headache and can be distressing in young adults, interfering with their professional and family life. The therapeutic strategies for a primary headache depend on the precise diagnosis of the type of a headache, the frequency, the severity of a headache and the associated signs.

Migraine Botox Treatment  is one of the therapeutic options:

  1. Drug treatment to relieve a headache includes anti-sickness tablets, pain killers, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, opioids, oxygen, and triptans.
  2. Drug treatment to prevent a headache includes antidepressants, beta blockers, calcium channel antagonists, anticonvulsants, lithium, melatonin, pizotifen
  3. Referral to a physiotherapist specialised in pain management, a change in lifestyle or psychotherapy can be more valuable than tablets in case of a tension-type headache.
  4. Botulinum toxin injections can be indicated in a chronic headache with a headache occurring more than 15 days a month. Botox injections repeated every 4 to 6 months can be an alternative treatment for patients who often feel that have tried everything and are discouraged. Migraine Botox Treatment is part of NICE guidelines for the treatment of chronic migraines.

Take a look at what my patients say about the treatment here