A migraine is defined as a headache lasting 4 or more hours (untreated or unsuccessfully treated) with:
2 or more of the following - unilateral location, pulsating/throbbing pain, moderate or severe pain intensity, aggravation of or avoidance of activity such as walking or climbing stairs due to pain
1 or more of the following - nausea and/or vomiting, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound
Chronic migraines are defined as 15 headaches or more a month, lasting 4 or more hours, of which half are migraine headaches. Dr. Krista Kinard, our neuro-ophthalmologist, uses Medical Botox® to treat those affected with chronic migraines. Please CLICK HERE to read more about Medical Botox®.
Insurances vary, but as a general rule reimbursement for Botox is provided if you have failed 2 or more different prescription oral medications.