Apex Headache Clinic have cleared my headaches!

29-year-old software developer Paul McCrory from Belfast, suffered with headaches for 2 years which affected every aspect of his daily life. Desperate to get some relief, Paul visited Apex Headache Clinic. Here, he shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for migraines and headaches, called The Nelson Headache Approach™, cleared his headaches, meaning that he could get back to enjoying life pain free.

Paul, when did your headaches begin?

My headaches began around 2 years ago. I had started working from home during the pandemic and after about 6 months I began to get vertigo or dizziness like symptoms, pain radiating from my shoulder into my head and pain with a feeling of pressure around my eye. I’m not sure if working from home had been a trigger for this but during this time this was the most sedentary I had ever been.

How did the headaches affect your life?

The pain would get really bad and painkillers wouldn’t help. When I had a headache I wouldn’t be able to do anything and I couldn’t concentrate at work, having to take breaks to rest. I would just have to wait for the pain to pass before I could continue on with my day to day life.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

At first, I went to see an ENT consultant and had treatment for nasal issues which they thought were causing my symptoms. I had a head and neck CT which ruled out anything more serious causing my pain. I was then referred to a consultant neurologist who suggested I tried Apex Headache Clinic for specialist physiotherapy treatment. I wanted to get some relief from my headaches, so I booked an appointment for an initial assessment with one of their specialist headache physiotherapists. Over the course of treatment my pain began to gradually decrease.

How has your life changed since having treatment?

Before having treatment, I would go about my day worried about a headache being triggered but now I no longer have to worry about this happening. I have been headache free for 4 months now and I would say the pain is completely gone. It’s comforting to know if I have plans that a headache isn’t going to ruin them. I also don’t need to take painkillers any longer on a daily basis. I’m really so pleased that my headaches have gone!

What advice would you offer someone suffering from headaches?

My advice would be don’t wait until it is affecting every aspect of your day to day life like I did, get on top of it and save yourself the years of pain and worry. Apex Headache Clinic have given me my quality of life back.

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