It’s awful to suffer from migraine headaches because they are more than just a headache. They occur on the average of one to four times a month. Unlike a tension headache, they are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting. And the pain is intensified by physical activity usually so severe they interfere with normal daily activities. Statistically, about 30 percent of migraine sufferers have a warning that consists of neurologic signs and jaw pain they experience before the migraine episode begins. The most commonly experienced signs are visual, during which patients see small, colored dots, flashing bright lights or multicolored zigzag lines that may form a shimmering crescent-like shape.
The best way to cope with migraines and other headaches is not to keep popping pills. See a dentist with experience in the use of Botox to relieve the tension created by the jaw muscles. Botox reduces the muscle’s capability to flex, creating a re-training of your facial jaw muscle. Over about 9 months of treatment the patient will begin to ween off of Botox and at the same time abate from clenching, particularly during sleep.
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Nanci Lubell, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta, GA 30328
 Botox is absolutely non-habit forming. This term of art means that you shouldn’t be forever dependent on relief from Botox treatment, which generally lasts about 3 months.