Botox For Headaches

Botox is one of our most popular treatments for headaches. It can help with chronic migraines and many patients have benefited from boxtox headache treatment.

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Botox was approved by the FDA in 2010 for the prevention of Chronic Migraine, and Dr. Torphy has been injecting Botox for patients living with Chronic Migraine since 2013.

According to Dr. Torphy, “Most headache physicians feel that Botox should be considered as part of the treatment regimen for patients who experience 15 or more headache days per month.

Of the newer treatments that we have available to help our patients, Botox is the option we have used the longest, so we have the most experience with it. Our experience with Botox gives our patients confidence not only in the treatment, but in our ability to administer it.

I generally recommend patients to give Botox at least three sessions, which are every three months, in order to see how effective it will actually be for them.”

Courtney Anne
Courtney Anne
Professional and kind. Plus telehealth visits for us out-of-towners make visits a lot more feasible!
Flora Benz
Flora Benz
Dr Torphy, Jodi, and the rest of the staff are great to work with! My son's migraines are manageable, and he is feeling better thanks to their expert knowledge and experience.
kean obrien
kean obrien
Dr. Torphy is really great! I came to him desperate with horrible migraines and no solution. I tried so many meds with nothing working well. He assessed my headaches and got me better meds and now I have Botox approved which is helping so much! His team working tirelessly with my insurance to get it covered. Everyone in the office is awesome. I highlight reccomend
Kristine York
Kristine York
Kind compassionate and knowledgeable! Fantastic experience all around!!
Kayla Mannausa
Kayla Mannausa
I really enjoyed meeting Dr Torphy- he was such a kind compassionate Doctor who is open to various treatment options and you can tell he cares about his patients safety and comfort. I look forward to starting a new plan with him for my vestibular migraines due to my MDDS. Thanks Doc- Kayla Kruger

Start welcoming sunny days again

Few feelings are worse than dreading the daytime as you struggle through a sleepless night. That sunrise you used to look forward to can turn into your worst enemy as you shut the curtains as tightly as possible.

When the bright lights and sounds of the outside world are making you nauseous for hours or even days at a time, relief can seem a million miles away.

It’s not.

At the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute, we help our patients get away from those dimly lit days. Let us help you rise and shine.

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Get back to your friends and family

It’s bad enough that your migraine headaches can make you feel physically miserable. When they start to make you feel alone, it’s time to take action.

You shouldn’t have to pass on happy hour, turn down tickets to Wrigley Field or tell your family you can’t make it to dinner because your migraine has other plans. We’re here to help.

A headache expert entirely dedicated to helping you.

Dr. Torphy knows just how difficult headaches can be on a whole family, that’s why he’s dedicated his entire professional career to helping people treat their headaches.

Headache relief is our passion at the Chicago Headache Center and Research Institute. We can’t wait to help you get back on your feet.

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Frequently Asked Questions about botox headache treatment

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As is the case with any treatment, nothing works for everyone. In the case of chronic migraine (people who have more than 15 headache days per month), however, Botox is arguably one of the best treatments available. Most patients see a reduction in days they experience headaches, and usually those headaches are less intense than before starting Botox treatment.
No. There is not a cure for migraines, but Botox injections can help lessen the frequency and severity of migraine episodes.
As is the case with any prevention treatment for migraine, many patients will need to continue treatment until their vulnerability to migraine attacks lessens. Most people who have migraine go through “periods” in their lives when they have more episodes of migraine, and times when they have fewer episodes. Botox is used during the period of time in a person’s life when they need a prevention regimen.
Botox is currently FDA-approved for chronic migraine, which is when a person has at least 15 headache days per month, 8 of which are considered migraine days. Most insurances require a person to try at least two of the “older” daily prevention medications before Botox treatments will be covered. If a person is uninsured or does not wish to try the “older” prevention medications first, we offer discounted “self-pay” prices.
The procedure, which is performed every three months, takes about 15 minutes and is performed in our Chicago or Naperville offices.
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