“Apex Headache Clinic cleared my constant 6-week migraine”

45-year-old Service Delivery Manager, Claire Rainey, suddenly started suffering severe migraines. After several visits to the GP and trying different types of medication, which offered no relief, she visited Apex Headache Clinic, desperate to find a cure. Here, Claire shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual headache physiotherapy treatment, called The Nelson Headache Approach™, cleared her migraines, meaning she could finally get her life back on track.

Claire, when did your headaches begin?

My headaches began in June 2017. I can’t say what brought them on for sure, but following an unexpected panic attack, I suddenly suffered severe migraines out of absolutely nowhere. I found the pain unbearable so I went to the GP several times and the various forms of medication I was prescribed offered little or no relief.

How did the pain affect your life?

It was awful. I had to wear dark sunglasses in work everyday because I couldn’t bear the light and noise was equally as bad. I was lucky if I got a day’s break between migraines. I was living with constant pain. A couple of weeks before I began treatment at Apex Headache Clinic, I went to visit my parents in the hope of getting some respite and I ended up in bed for a week because the pain was so severe.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

When I began suffering from migraines, I knew I had to do something about it rather than trying to live with agonizing pain. It just didn’t feel normal to go from never having any to enduing a constant migraine for 6 weeks.

Thanks to searching online, I discovered Apex Headache Clinic. I read all the reviews, the articles and information about the treatment and I then called the clinic straight away.

During my first appointment with Nicole, she diagnosed my migraines as stemming from my neck. Following just one treatment session, I began to feel relief. The pain and frequency of my migraines began to reduce and for the past three months, I have been virtually headache free.

How has Apex Headache Clinic changed your life?

My life has completely got back on track. Nothing was giving me relief at all until I went to Apex Headache Clinic. Medical folk just kept throwing pills at me without actually getting to the source of the problem. At my first appointment with Nicole, I felt like I’d finally found something that would work for me.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from headaches?

I’m constantly telling people to go to Apex Headache Clinic. When I first started treatment, I was chatting to a colleague who told me that he too had gone and it had worked for him also! So my advice is don’t suffer migraines or headaches – take action today!

To book an appointment at Apex Headache Clinic, Belfast call 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary. The Nelson Headache Approach is only offered in Apex Headache Clinic, Belfast.