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Treatment of pericranial pain

29 de May de 2023

Treatment of pericranial pain by pharmacological therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration. This innovative therapeutic strategy seeks to alleviate localized pain in the cranial area and improve the quality of life in an effective and safe manner.

What is pericranial pain?

Pericranial pain is a type of chronic pain that manifests itself in the cranial area, such as tension headache, migraines and neuralgia. It can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as muscle tension, sleep disorders, stress or neurological diseases. Pericranial pain can be intense and constant, significantly affecting quality of life and general well-being.

Pharmacological therapy

Pharmacological treatment of pericranial pain focuses on relieving pain and improving quality of life. Some of the medications that may be used include analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), muscle relaxants, antidepressants, anticonvulsants and, in specific cases, migraine-specific medications. The choice of medication will depend on the individual patient’s assessment and the underlying cause of the pericranial pain.

What is pericranial pain?

Botulinum toxin infiltration

Botulinum toxin infiltration is a novel and effective treatment for pericranial pain. Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, works by relaxing muscles and reducing the release of neurotransmitters responsible for the sensation of pain at different points. This treatment can relieve pericranial pain and improve quality of life, especially in patients who have not obtained relief with conventional pharmacological therapies.

Benefits of combined treatment

Pain relief: Pharmacologic therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration can effectively relieve pericranial pain.
Improved quality of life: These treatments can help improve the quality of life of patients, allowing them to resume their daily activities.
Personalization of treatment: The choice of medication and the use of botulinum toxin are tailored to the specific needs of each patient, ensuring an individualized therapeutic approach.
Alternative to invasive treatments: Drug therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration may be an effective option before considering more invasive treatments, such as surgery.

How do I know if I am a candidate for these treatments?

Pharmacological treatments and botulinum toxin infiltration may be appropriate for patients suffering from pericranial pain who have not found relief with conventional therapies. Our specialists at Clínica San Román will evaluate your case and determine if these treatments are the best option for you.

Steps to follow

Medical evaluation: The first step is to perform a thorough medical evaluation to determine the underlying cause of the pericranial pain and to establish whether you have any conditions causing it.
Treatment plan: Based on the results of the medical evaluation, our specialists will develop a personalized treatment plan, which may include pharmacological therapy, botulinum toxin infiltration or a combination of both.
Follow-up and adjustments: Once treatment is initiated, regular follow-up will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of therapies and make adjustments as needed to ensure pain relief and improved quality of life.


The treatment of pericranial pain by means of pharmacological therapy and botulinum toxin infiltration represents a new therapeutic option for those seeking pain relief and an improvement in their quality of life. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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