Physicians at NeuroCare Center provide chemodenervation using Botox and Dysport for the following conditions: (Please note some uses are not approved by the FDA but have significant documented benefit.)
Chronic Daily Headache/Migraine
Hypersialorrhea/Salivary Gland disorders
What is Botox/Dysport?
Botox and Dysport are types of neurotoxins that are used in tiny doses in specific areas that block muscle contractions for approximately 3 months.
How does it work? Botox or Dysport is injected around pain fibers that are involved in headaches. The toxin enters the nerve endings around the injection sites and blocks the release of chemicals involved in pain transmission. This prevents the activation of pain networks in the brain. The injections are used to prevent migraine headaches before they start, but it can take a few rounds to see results.
What to expect at your visit:
Your physician/provider uses a very small needle that feels like a pinprick. He or she will inject small amounts of Botox or Dysport into shallow muscles in the skin located on the head and neck. The appointment will take about 10-15 minutes.
The most common side effect from the injections is a sore neck. An ice pack can help reduce the discomfort.