Apex Headache Clinic cleared my 8 year migraines

For over 8 years, 42 year-old Margaret Watson from Belfast was living with horrendous migraines. Thinking this was due to stress, Margaret believed that migraines were something that she would have to live with for the rest of her life. After a friend recommended Apex Headache Clinic, she booked an appointment in desperation to see if she could get any relief at all. Here, Margaret shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for headaches and migraines, called The Nelson Headache Approach™, cleared her migraines, meaning that she could finally enjoy life again.

Margaret, when did your migraines begin?

My migraines started about 8 years ago, around the time my youngest was born. She was born with down syndrome and spent 2 months in hospital, so I thought the onset of migraines was due to stress. Once they arrived, they never left. I had a migraine every single day for these 8 years. In 2013, I had a CT scan of my brain, which was clear and I therefore believed this was just something I was going to have to live with. The GP prescribed a nerve drug and I was taking paracetamol daily. Neither did anything to cure my migraines, only ever easing the pain slightly.

How did the pain affect your life?

It was awful. I would wake up in the morning, get the kids ready for school and just go back to bed again. It was no life. I wasn’t sleeping at night because I knew I would wake up with a migraine. I had no option but to just get on with things but it was a struggle.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

 One day, when my migraine was particularly bad, I put a post on Facebook asking if anyone knew any remedies. To my surprise, a few friends contacted me and recommended Apex Headache Clinic. After going onto the website and doing a bit of research, I called and booked an appointment straightaway. I had nothing to lose.

During my first appointment, Nicola diagnosed my migraines as stemming from my neck. I couldn’t believe it! I was so relieved to finally know what the cause was. I began attending physio twice a week initially and we gradually spaced the appointments out. After less than a month, I noticed a drastic improvement. I remember waking up one day and wondering where my migraine was. It felt like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I’ve been off painkillers for 2 months now and in that time I haven’t had a single migraine.

How has Apex Headache Clinic changed your life?

My life has drastically changed. I am now able to get the kids off to school and get on with my day, rather than having to climb back into bed due to the pain. It’s the best thing I ever did and definitely money well spent.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from migraines?

I can’t recommend Apex Headache Clinic highly enough. Anytime anyone mentions suffering from headaches or migraines, I tell them to book an appointment. My life has changed and so could so many others with their treatment.

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