Blepharospasm is a rare neurological movement disorder with involuntary muscle spasms around the eyes. Generally diagnosed in people from age 40 to 60 years old, blepharospasm is rare, affecting only one person out of 20,000. The cause is unknown, but fatigue and stress can make it better. The twitching is chronic and persistent, causing lifelong challenges due to psychosocial issues and difficulty in seeing. Botox treatments for blepharospasm were championed by an ophthalmologist and Dr. Gupta has been using BOTOX to take care of patients with spasm disorders for over 20 years. Many people have a delayed diagnosis and never realized that any treatment was even possible. BOTOX is a safe, effective way to improve the spasms and improve the quality of life.
BOTOX injections for chronic migraine headaches has been approved by the FDA and is a covered insurance benefit. Dr. Gupta has used BOTOX for medical conditions for over twenty years and has been treating chronic migraine patients after FDA approval. This is approved only for chronic headaches which is suggested by 15 or more headache days a month with each headache lasting 4 hours or more and at least 8 headache days a month associated with migraine symptoms such as nausea, visual changes, light sensitivity, etc. All Dr. Gupta's patients have been under the care of a neurologist who agrees that standard medical therapy has not been able to take care of the problem. The FDA protocol which treats the entire head, neck, and shoulder region is performed and repeated at 3 months before judging effectiveness. Dr. Gupta has been impressed how some people dramatically respond to the BOTOX injections. Some people have felt more relief than ANY other treatment they have ever had. BOTOX injections for chronic migraine is an important new method to help treat a truly difficult medical problem.