“Apex Headache Clinic has completely changed my life”

For 37 year-old Queen’s University Events & Training Coordinator, Alison Cromie, life was a struggle. She had been battling with daily headaches and migraines since the age of just 6 and progressively they were getting worse over the years. Today, she shares how finding Apex Headache Clinic cleared her headaches and migraines, meaning that she can finally get her life back on track.

Alison, tell us when your headaches began

I don’t think I can remember a time in my life when I wasn’t getting headaches. At the age of about 6, I began suffering from headaches and migraines. I had every test under the sun done. From seeing Pediatric Consultants, to undergoing hormone and food related tests, I tried it all. Unfortunately, the outcome was always the same. The cause of my headaches was unknown and I was told that it was something that I was going to have to learn to live with for the rest of my life.

How did the pain affect your life?

As my headaches began to get progressively worse over the years, the pain had a massive impact on my life. I honestly couldn’t do anything. I was missing work, and socialising was almost impossible. I could only ever commit to going out, an hour before having to go, because it depended on how bad my headaches were.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

In April of last year, I was in a small car accident, the result of which was the onset of TMJ (jaw) pain. This also had an effect on my headaches, which were now a daily occurrence. In desperation to find some relief, I was searching for anything headache related on the internet, when I came across Apex Headache Clinic and I’m so glad I did.

Although I’ll admit I was dubious at first, I was willing to give it a try, due to how bad the pain was. At my consultation with Michelle, my specialist physiotherapist, she carried out a thorough history and examination and was confident that my headaches were stemming from my neck. No one had ever mentioned this before. Following this, she performed manual treatment on the affected joints and the relief was almost immediate! As soon as she started working on my neck, I could feel the headache lifting. When I left my appointment, I phoned my mum, almost in tears, because I felt that I had found the cure for my headaches.

Following this, I attended weekly appointments. Each week, my headaches drastically improved, and after just 5 weeks, they completely disappeared. I’m so pleased to say that I have been free of headaches and migraines ever since.

How has Apex Headache Clinic changed your life?

My life has dramatically improved. I can go to work everyday and not worry about a headache coming on. I’m also back socialising with my friends and I can finally go travelling. Everyone has noticed a massive difference in me. I’m just so much happier.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from headaches?

I can’t recommend Apex highly enough. You should definitely give them a call. You have nothing to lose. I have no doubt that Apex Headache Clinic will change your life.

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