April 06, 2010

Story on Botox in the Washington Post

On April 6, 2010, the Washington Post reviewed a report by Consumer Reports on the use of Botox for a variety of ailments. In the story titled "Consumer Reports examines Botox as a remedy for headaches, back pain, tremors" is largely accurate, though there are some errors in the story.

In particular, Botox HAS been found to be effective for migraines contrary to what is stated in the story. A variety of research has supported this particular indication:

• Botulinum toxin type A (BOTOX) for treatment of migraine headaches: An open-label study. Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery. 123(6):669-676, 2000. Link
• Treatment of migraine headache with botulinum toxin type A. Facial Plast Surg Clin N Am. 11(4):465-475, 2003. Link
• Procedures for administering botulinum toxin type A for migraine and tension-type headache. Headache. 43(8):884-891. Link
• Exploding vs. imploding headache in migraine prophylaxis with Botulinum Toxin A. Pain. 125(3):286-295. Link

In any case, our office does perform botox for headaches, TMJ, voice spasms, torticollis, and drooling. Of course, we also perform for facial wrinkles.

Read the full WP story here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


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