Treating headaches & migraines at their source
This month, Apex Headache Clinic Founder and Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy Specialist, Rebecca Nelson discusses the facts on headaches and shares how the clinic’s team of specialist physiotherapists have been treating and clearing headaches and migraines for good.
Headaches destroy lives
At Apex Headache Clinic, we see on a daily basis just how devastating the effects of headaches and migraines can be on people’s lives. Many of our patients have travelled miles in hope of finding a cure to relieve their pain. Tension and stress are often thought to be the source of these headaches, which leaves them reaching for painkillers on a daily basis, which offer no long lasting relief at all. But what is uncommonly known is that there is often another reason for your pain, with many headaches and migraines stemming from the neck. The great new is, that this can be treated successfully, without the need for medication. Neck-triggered headaches & migraines are often the result of poor posture, hours spent hunched over desks, repeated heavy lifting, or a previous injury. Sometimes, there is no known reason why the neck became stiff and tight and then went on to trigger headaches.
The drug-free cure for your headaches
Rebecca Nelson and her team of specialist physiotherapists have been successfully treating headaches and migraines for over 20 years. Patients from all over the UK and southern Ireland travel to see us for treatment, desperate for help. We are proud of our immensely high success rate in clearing patients of their headaches for good, using my own unique regime of manual physiotherapy treatment techniques to the neck.
GET CLEAR ON THE FACTS SURROUNDING HEADACHES
Too many painkillers can cause headaches
It is well known that excessive medication makes many headaches worse. In fact, only 50% of migraine sufferers will respond positively to medication used to treat migraines in the first instance. Of those patients who do respond to medication, it is highly likely that over time they will become used to the medication, and will therefore stop responding to it.
But the good news is that specialised physiotherapy for headaches has been shown to be a highly effective, and a drug-free way of clearing headaches by relieving stiffness of the upper neck joints.
Your poor pillows could be the source of the problem
At Apex Headache Clinic, we have witnessed how poor, inadequate pillows are actually contributing to headaches. Pillows are intended to provide sufficient support to the head and neck and to reduce compressive stresses on the neck. However, many pillows are too soft and flat, and so headache sufferers may find they wake up with a headache the next day.
To win the war against poor pillows, I created my own range of specially designed pillows. These offer the optimum neck angle of between 30 to 45 degrees, which opens up the neck joints and reduces pressure. The range is uniquely designed in thickness and firmness to match individual needs of sleepers according to their build, from children to teens, right through to medium-sized adults and those of larger builds.
Children suffer from headaches too
Parents often contact Apex Headache Clinic after trying many other approaches, including consulting GPs, paediatricians, neurologists or opticians, with no relief. We offer hope to families who are at the end of their tether, thanks to our drug-free, specialist approach to clearing headaches and migraines.
Treating headaches at their source
At Apex Headache Clinic, our motto is always to treat pain at its source. With the correct treatment, Apex Headache Clinic’s specialist physiotherapists can clear your headaches & migraines, allowing you to enjoy life again.
To book an initial assessment and appointment, call Apex Headache Clinic on: 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary.