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As reported by the Migraine Research Foundation, migraine headaches are the third most prevalent illness in the world. Based on current statistics, 38 million men, women, and children in the U.S. suffer with this condition. It afflicts 18% of women, 6% of men, and 10% of children in America.

A migraine is not just a headache. It is a combination of severely incapacitating neurological symptoms.

Dr. Kevin Rose is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to helping patients suffering with severe, frequent migraines. He serves patients throughout the state of Utah, and the local communities of Salt Lake City and Provo with cutting-edge surgical and non-surgical migraine treatments.

Migraine Symptoms

For many migraine sufferers, migraines are a chronic condition that significantly diminishes quality of life. More than 4 million adults have at least 15 migraines per month. Typical symptoms are:

  • Attacks lasting 4 to 72 hours
  • Recurring throbbing pain, usually on one side of the head
  • One or more of the following symptoms: nausea; vomiting; visual disturbances: dizziness: extreme sensitivity to light, sound, smell, and touch; numbness or tingling in the face or extremities.
  • An aura (visual disturbance) in 25% of cases, occurring before or during migraine and usually lasting less than an hour

Types of Migraine Treatments

The goal of migraine treatment is to reduce the severity and frequency of attacks, prevent headaches, avoid escalation of headache medications, reduce disability, and improve quality of life. Migraine treatments are classified in 3 basic categories: acute, preventative, and complementary.

Acute treatment

is used to stop a migraine when an attack begins. It includes prescription drugs such as Ergotamine, Triptans, and DHE 45. Over-the-counter pain relievers are also available to treat acute migraine symptoms.

Preventative treatment

for migraines includes a variety of prescription meds, including beta blockers, antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, and neuron stabilizing agents or anticonvulsants.

Complementary treatment

does not involve drugs and is used primarily for prevention. It may involve vitamins, minerals, herbal treatments, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, tai chi, chiropractic spinal manipulation, or massage therapy.

BOTOX Treatment for Migraines in Utah

BOTOX injections have proved to be an effective treatment for reducing frequency and severity of migraines, and proven to be successful in 92% of cases. When the muscles surrounding migraine trigger sites contract, they compress the nerves, which often leads to an attack. Injections of BOTOX in precise locations paralyze those muscles, temporarily preventing the compression that triggers migraines.

Dr. Rose performs BOTOX migraine treatments for patients throughout Utah. One treatment consisting of a series of injections can relieve migraine symptoms for several months.

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Pricing for Migraine Treatment in Utah

The cost of BOTOX for migraine treatments is $11 per unit. Each trigger site is typically injected with 25 to 33 units of BOTOX. The number of trigger sites varies from patient to patient. The more trigger sites there are, the greater number of units will be necessary to treat the condition.

The cost of migraine surgery varies person-to-person depending on the number of trigger sites involved. After careful examination and diagnosing your condition with BOTOX injections, Dr. Rose can advise you about surgery, and what to expect, and the cost of the procedure.

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Salt Lake City Migraine Surgery

Dr. Kevin Rose offers a pioneering surgical approach to provide long-term relief for migraine sufferers. These cutting-edge techniques have produced dramatic results in reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

Dr. Rose uses BOTOX injections in specific trigger sites as a diagnostic tool to help determine which nerves and muscles are triggering the attacks. Patients who experience a significant reduction in migraine frequency and severity after an injection are considered good candidates for surgery.

While BOTOX injections can provide temporary relief from migraine symptoms, surgery can provide the same relief for the long term. Migraine patients report no more migraines or at least a significant reduction in frequency, severity, and duration.

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