Botox is known for smoothing wrinkles, but experts now say the youth-elixir can also be used to treat migraines.
The Academy of Neurology published updated guidelines on using botulinum neurotoxin to treat several neurological ailments ranging from stroke, spinal chord injuries to chronic migraines.
The FDA approved the drug for chronic migraine treatment in 2010, but the American Academy of Neurology guidelines have not been updated since 2008, when there was not enough information to definitively say whether the injections could provide relief for chronic migraine sufferers.
The guidelines, published in the journal Neurology on April 18, states that doses have proven to “increase headache free days” and should be considered to “improve health-related quality of life.”
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