A man who suffered with painful headaches for almost fifteen years has found a cure to the problem; Steven Howes, of Cumbria, sought relief from the on-going problem and Botox was suggested to him. Steven started to get headaches after being attacked with an axe in 2000; he was also involved in an accident at work in 2005 when a metal winch fell onto his head.
The terrible headaches Steven developed made it impossible for him to hold down a job and he described it as ‘like having brain freeze but instead of a few seconds it’s for 24 hours a day. Then on top of that, almost feeling like your skull is being crushed by a vice.’ After suffering the horrendous pain for so long, Steven has finally found a solution and he has been getting regular Botox injections which have cured the headaches.
This treatment has been available on the NHS for the past three years and it is used to treat migraines and headaches; the toxin is injected into specific areas of the head and neck to freeze the muscles and stop the pain. It is only temporary but with repeated treatment the pain should be kept at bay on a semi-permanent basis. Since finding the cure, Steven has gone from being bedridden for weeks at a time to getting a new job as a teacher, which he starts this month.