After 8 years, my vertigo is cleared thanks to Apex Headache Clinic

For over 8 years, vertigo has ruled Hubert Nicholl’s life. The 78-year-old former farmer and former Mayor of Ballymena, tried everything to get a cure, and was eventually told that vertigo was something that he was going to have to learn to live with. The effects were devastating and he couldn’t go anywhere on his own. In one last attempt to find even a little relief, Hubert booked an appointment at Apex Headache Clinic. Here, he shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for vertigo, called The Nelson Vertigo Approach™, cleared his dizziness, meaning that he could finally enjoy life again.

Hubert, when did your vertigo begin?

My vertigo began about eight years ago. I was told by a GP that it was from my arthritis and it was something I was just going to have to learn to live with. Over the years, it became progressively worse. I used to have it every few days, up until about three years ago, when it became constant. As a result, I also had headaches and neck pain and was taking painkillers four times a day. I was constantly feeling sick and feeling miserable. It was just awful.

How did the dizziness affect your life?

When I got up in the morning, I could hardly stand because of the dizziness. I was holding onto walls to get my balance, which made working extremely difficult. I couldn’t sleep at night so I was dealing with extreme tiredness too. I felt sick all day long and had neck pain and headaches. But when I lay down at night, that was when I was at my worst. I felt like the bed was spinning and I was falling backwards.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

I read an interview about someone who attended Apex Headache Clinic for vertigo treatment. Their story sounded the same as mine and so I was determined to give it a try. During my first appointment, Nicola diagnosed my vertigo as stemming from my neck and after just two sessions, I began to notice a massive difference. Then, following just a few more sessions, my vertigo, neck pain and headaches all cleared!

How has Apex Headache Clinic changed your life?

The difference it has made to my life is unbelievable. My daughter recently commented that it’s given me a new lease of life and that I am like a new man, rather than the old man that vertigo made me for so long, and she is definitely right. The main difference it has made to my life is that I can go anywhere and do anything on my own, as before, I always had to have someone with me.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from vertigo?

Anyone who is suffering with vertigo which isn’t going away, should absolutely go to Apex Headache Clinic. It has completely changed my life and I am sure that the team of Specialist Physios will continue to do the same for so many others. I have no hesitation in recommending Apex Headache Clinic.

To book an appointment at Apex Headache Clinic, call 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary.