Botulinum toxin, otherwise known as BOTOX, is an FDA approved toxin that enters nerve endings at the injection site and blocks the release of chemicals that cause pain transmission to prevent migraine pain. Botulinum toxin is a preventive treatment used in adults who have 15 or more episodic migraine attacks per month, lasting 4 or more hours per day.
Chronic Migraine is defined as:
Botulinum toxin is injected by needle into several head and neck muscles that may be causing or contributing to your headaches. The radiologist determines how many injections and treatment cycles are required to treat your specific condition.
It is recommended that you get your BOTOX shots every 12 weeks. You may continue BOTOX treatment for migraines, if deemed effective, after discussing with your practitioner.
Your practitioner will decide whether or not you are eligible for treatment if you are already receiving BOTOX for other conditions. It is very important that you inform your healthcare professional of your BOTOX injections for migraines.
|30 minutes – 60 minutes|
BOTOX Migraine Treatment Pricing
Botox used to treat chronic migraine headaches is provided on a per fee basis and is not covered by Alberta Health Care. Botox is fully or partially covered by 95% of private insurance companies.
|Botox||$795.52 per injection -coverage dependent, typical out of pocket costs are ~$160|
|Patients over 65 years old pay an injection fee of ~$114.02|