BOTOX® for Chronic Migraine and Headaches

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What Is BOTOX®?

Most people know about BOTOX® due to its cosmetic uses for relaxing wrinkles and freezing facial muscles. In recent years, though, BOTOX® has been applied to treat painful, non-cosmetic conditions because of its properties for fighting muscle movements in other body areas. At Southwest Spine & Sports, BOTOX® is used to treat chronic migraine and headaches. If you have any of these conditions and want to learn more about the preventative therapeutic ways BOTOX® can be performed, contact our office in Scottsdale, AZ to set up a consultation today.

How can Botox® Treat Migraine and Headaches


A migraine is a type of headache that can initially present as a dull aching sensation which then transitions to a constant throbbing, pounding, and pulsating pain that is felt on the side of the head. Chronic migraine is defined as individuals having 15 or more headache days per month, lasting for four hours or more. Chronic migraine headaches may worsen, limiting the ability to perform daily activities. BOTOX® is injected into the muscles in the head and neck to treat chronic migraine. It reduces muscle activity by irreversibly blocking the presynaptic release of acetylcholine into the neuromuscular junction.

What Are the Benefits of BOTOX® Injections?

Dealing with migraines or uncontrolled muscle movements can seriously impact your daily life, preventing you from work, spending time with your family, or enjoying your favorite activities. But did you know that the same BOTOX® injections often used for smoothing facial wrinkles can offer you relief from these conditions? At Southwest Spine & Sports, we’ve found BOTOX® to be highly effective in treating headaches. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Quick procedures with minimal discomfort
  • Potent relief from pain and associated symptoms
  • Results typically kick in within a month for migraines.
  • Fewer days plagued by headaches and less frequent muscle spasms

Am I a Candidate for BOTOX® Injections?

At Southwest Spine & Sports in Scottsdale, AZ, individuals seeking relief from chronic migraine, upper limb spasticity, or the discomforts of cervical dystonia may find BOTOX® injections to be a suitable solution. Ideal candidates for these therapeutic BOTOX® treatments are those who have not responded well to traditional therapies and are looking for a minimally invasive option to improve their quality of life. The BOTOX® benefits for such conditions extend beyond mere symptom management; patients often report favorable BOTOX® results, experiencing reduced frequency and severity of migraines,and headaches.

An Alternative to Surgery

When you’re in pain, life can come to a standstill. Even the simplest tasks can feel nearly impossible. At Southwest Spine and Sports, we want to get you past the pain. We aim to treat you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Our caring team of specialist doctors will oversee your healing process. They are all board-certified with the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and are trained and experienced in administering therapeutic BOTOX® treatments for painful conditions. Let us restore your physical health so you can return to the quality of life you’ve been missing.


Your total cost for BOTOX® will vary based on the number of areas treated and the units needed for your condition. During your consultation, one of our SWSS providers will assess your condition and review estimated costs and financing options.

The amount of BOTOX® provided will vary based on the condition treated and the extent of pain. Dr. Wolff can suggest the ideal number of BOTOX® units according to the targeted area and whether you prefer to address migraines, upper limb spasticity, or cervical dystonia.

It’s essential to have realistic expectations regarding the timeline of pain relief with BOTOX®. While some individuals may experience rapid improvements, others might need to be patient and wait for the treatment to take full effect over a few weeks. During your consultation, Dr. Wolff may recommend a series of injections spaced over several months to achieve the best and most sustained results for pain management.

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“I have suffered with Plantar Fasciitis for 7 years. I have had steriod injections, physical thereby, rest, and a bunch of other treatments. None have worked. That was until I met Dr. Wolff and his team, including..."



“Dr. Wolff is such an amazing provider always compassionate care. I been seeing Dr. Wolff and his team to treat my Chronic Migraines hands down would refer his clinic and Botox method to get your life back. Thank you..."



"Sheila at Southwest Spine & Sports makes a “bad thing” a little less miserable. I’ve had disc issues since 2004. I continue to struggle with the best method to manage the pain that is associated with lower back issues..."



“I have been a patient South West Spine and Sport for 13 years!  Dr. Wolff and Sheila Janisch ANP are amazing. They listen and are always professional. They are on the leading edge with therapies and procedures..."



"Dear Dr. Wolff, I wanted to thank you for taking care of my frozen shoulder. It has been almost 4 weeks since my injection and I have experienced significant improvement. My day-to-day comfort has improved a lot..."

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