Bill Lowry, MD, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, will be the guest speaker at "Give Migraines a Shot," a free community seminar schedule for Tuesday, June 28 at Center for Orthopaedics in Lake Charles.
Migraines are extreme headaches that cause intense throbbing or pulsing pain, nausea and sensitivity to sound and light. It's estimated that 3.2 million people in the United States experience chronic migraine headaches. This means for half a month or more, they are trying to function while in severe, often debilitating, pain. Their condition affects every aspect of their lives – family, work, social life and sleep.
Treatment options available before now typically provided short-term relief, but the FDA- approval of Botox for migraine treatment provides a new option for longer-term pain relief. Numerous research studies have found that Botox not only lessens the frequency, but also the severity and duration of migraines.
At the seminar, Dr. Lowry will discuss common causes of migraine headache, prevention and how Botox works as a treatment for this condition.