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MIGRAINE TREATMENT WITH BTX, SWANSEA & WALES

Little Miss Cosmetics - leading & Experienced Botox Clinic in Swansea, Wales

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To assist you in radicating migraines and headaches, Little Miss Cosmetic offers migraine treatments in Swansea, LLanelli, Carmarthen, Neath, Fishguard, Gower, Cardiff, Pembroke, South and West Wales, North Wales . Our head clinic is based overlooking Swansea bay in Mumbles, a gorgeous location and clinic set in a warm environment and in quality premises.

BTX is a radically different way of treating migraines. When administered correctly it can stop migraines for the period it is active in relaxing targeted muscles, and is helping to shed new light on how migraines start. Before I talk about the theory on how BTX works, Below you will find existing understanding and theories.

WHAT IS A MIGRAINE

Simply put, Migraines are caused by a misfiring of the nervous system. There is an overwhelming build-up of nerve cell activity in the brain stem at the base of the brain and the effect of this spreads in a cascade to produce the migraine headache that lasts for several hours to a day or more before it gradually recedes. The misfiring can spread to other parts of the brain to produce visual distortions, pins and needles in the face and strange tastes before the headache starts. Some sufferers may recognise that they are building up to an attack days before it starts. Different sufferers have many different patterns of symptoms and this has produced a plethora of competing theories, and treatments, and has lead to a degree of competition between some doctors who believe that they have the better explanation/treatment. The reality is that they are all right, or at least partially so!

TRIGGER ZONES

It has been recognised for years that Migraine sufferers have trigger zones, the most common ones being at the back of the head, over the eyes, and over the temples. These correlate to the distribution of the Occipital Nerve and the Ophthalmic Branch of the Trigeminal Nerve. Interestingly both these nerves have their roots in the same part of the brain, where migraines start, and they carry not just ordinary sensory fibres of touch and pain etc but also fibres of the sympathetic nervous system, a more primitive system that controls many body functions such as breathing and blood pressure. The intimate linking of the two apparently separate nerves covering different areas is illustrated in some people who are aware of sensations above their eye when the back of their neck is pressed. As it happens, both these points are also acupuncture points. Occipital Nerve blocks have been used at the back of the head for many years, with varying success, and dentists have talked about the TemporoMandibular Jaw joint being a cause of migraines, and treated jaw misalignments, again with varying success.

SEEING INSIDE THE BRAIN

It has been recognised for years that Migraine sufferers have trigger zones, the most common ones being at the back of the head, over the eyes, and over the temples. These correlate to the distribution of the Occipital Nerve and the Ophthalmic Branch of the Trigeminal Nerve. Interestingly both these nerves have their roots in the same part of the brain, where migraines start, and they carry not just ordinary sensory fibres of touch and pain etc but also fibres of the sympathetic nervous system, a more primitive system that controls many body functions such as breathing and blood pressure. The intimate linking of the two apparently separate nerves covering different areas is illustrated in some people who are aware of sensations above their eye when the back of their neck is pressed. As it happens, both these points are also acupuncture points. Occipital Nerve blocks have been used at the back of the head for many years, with varying success, and dentists have talked about the TemporoMandibular Jaw joint being a cause of migraines, and treated jaw misalignments, again with varying success.

BTX FOR MIGRAINES

This is where BTX comes in. It had been observed for years that some migraine sufferers found their migraines disappeared when they had BTX for their wrinkles. Research in the USA has shown that up to 95% of sufferers get a positive effect. British doctors have been slower, but National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), an NHS linked research organisation, now also accept that BTX is effective enough for them to recommend it for severely disabled migraine sufferers. However it is also recognised by the NICE researchers that for some sufferers the migraines can disappear completely for the period the BTX is working. This is explored in greater detail by other research in the USA and Germany that NICE have not used

HOW DOES BTX WORK?

CONSULTATIONS WITH LITTLE MISS COSMETICS

It is very important an experienced professional assessment is completed as this is crucial to you receiving the best treatment for your needs. When with Little Miss Cosmetic an assessment will include the following :

The severity of you migraines and your present treatment with discussions on how this can be improved. Whether you are suffering from medication overuse headaches and how to treat this your suitability for BTX treatment. It will be extremely useful if you can bring a headache diary detailing the frequency and severity of your headaches with the medications you have taken during attacks, hopefully for at least a month this will provide our specialist with details we require to offer the very best treatment tailored to your needs.

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