Surgeon in Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary,

Assistant Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

Medical Director Associate Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Inc

Headache Overview Statement

Dr. Borodic had played a pivotal role in development of the use botulinum toxin for headache disorders.  Having made the observation that pain was the most sensitive component of cervical dystonia, Dr. Borodic made the observation that botulinum toxin can be used for chronic muscle tension headaches and chronic myofascial pain (click here to reference original publication).  Over the years the application of botulinum toxin for chronic tension headaches has further developed into migraine, headaches associated with chronic sinus disease, trigeminal neuralgia, and atypical facial pain and temporal mandibular joint disease.  All of these conditions have been extensively treated in Dr. Borodic’s practice and often in association with pain centers.  Dr. Borodic served as an active associate with directors of the pain service at Mass General Hospital, co-managing patients with difficult pain conditions of the head and neck and has also been involved in reviewing many journal articles relative to the pharmacology of botulinum toxin.

Botulinum toxin, Botox, has a unique role in the management of chronic migraine, chronic severe muscle tension headaches and general headaches not responding to conventional medications.  Management can often be in conjunction with other specialists and such conditions can be effectively treated with few side effects in many if not most patients.

Gary E. Borodic. MD

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