A migraine is a debilitating condition that affects as many as 12 percent of the total population in the U.S., according to statistics from the Migraine Research Foundation. It is the third most prevalent illness in the world, preventing millions of people from accomplishing daily tasks and significantly reducing their quality of life overall. If you are one of the migraine sufferers included in these statistics, you know all too well the profound impact these severe headaches can have on your work and relationships.
Until recently, migraines were treated solely with medication and lifestyle changes to manage triggers. While advancements have been made in both of these areas over the years, some patients have not responded satisfactorily to either one. This has left a significant proportion of migraine sufferers without treatment options to manage their condition. Even Botox injections, a revolutionary procedure that has helped many of these patients find some relief, is a protocol that must be repeated regularly to maintain positive results. It can be difficult for patients to spend the time and money necessary to make Botox treatments useful.