Chronic migraines are usually defined as:-

Patients that attend our private clinic will require a letter of diagnosis by their GP or specialist.

A direct referral by the GP or specialist can also be made by emailing our secure email address: lenoccg.woodhousemedicalpractice@nhs.net

Patients can self-refer by emailing info@sfvaccinations.co.uk or arranging phoning our appointment line 0113 221 3533.

A consultation will be completed by a healthcare professional prior to any treatment being given.

Botulinum toxin A injections (Botox®)

An effective and proven treatment available for preventing or reducing the frequency of chronic migraines is the administration of botulinum toxin (Botox®). This was approved for use within the NHS by the national healthcare body NICE for the prevention of headaches in adults with chronic migraine. However, some patients may wish to obtain this treatment on a private basis.

Botox® works by blocking the release of neurotransmitters such as substance P, which causes pain. Also, during a migraine, the muscles can become tense. Botox® relaxes the muscles in the head, which then helps reduce the severity of migraines.

A full consultation is completed with a healthcare professional to assess the suitability of treatment.