First, we posted our TMJ headache overview article. It talks about the different types of headaches, and what you should do in general to treat them.
Next on the list, is Botox. Yesterday, the FDA approved Botox for the treatment of chronic migraine headaches (when a patient has headaches more than 14 days per month).
This approval comes right after the maker of Botox, Allergan, was fined over 600 million dollars for marketing the drug for uses it wasn’t approved for (like headache & TMJD). To treat the chronic migraines, Botox will be given approximately every 12 weeks. It’s important to note that it is unknown whether it will work for patients who have headaches less than 14 days per month.
Have you had Botox to treat chronic migraines, headaches, or TMJ disorder? Did it work for you? Did your doctor tell you that the treatment was not approved by the FDA?