Over 25 million Americans suffer from frequent and incapacitating chronic headaches, also defined as migraines. Amazingly it is estimated that about half of those Americans do not even know that they are suffering from migraines, instead attributing their headaches to sinus and other problems.
So, the question becomes, how do you define a chronic headache sufferer? According to American medical standards, it is an individual who endures up to six headaches per week. Unfortunately, 11% of the American population fits that chronic headache definition. To add to their pain, many have tried a multitude of medications that have either not worked or have caused intolerable side effects such as dizziness, nausea, weight gain and difficulty concentrating.
On the upside, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved a breakthrough treatment designed to treat chronic migraine headaches minus the debilitating side effects. The treatment is botulinum toxins or, as it’s more commonly known, Botox. Visit mychronicmigraine.com for additional information.