Can I use Botox for severe headaches?

I have had bad migraines my entire life. One of my friends told me that she just recently got Botox in order to relieve some of her headaches. According to her it seems to be working well, but could easily be a placebo effect. Have you treated any patients with severe headaches by using Botox?


F, 39, Connecticut

I have treated patients with Botox, with success, but their headaches were caused by TMJ problems. It is important to be checked out by a neurologist before doing any Botox procedure for headaches.