I am finally headache-free after 25 years, thanks to Apex Headache Clinic

62-year-old Care Assistant Marie Ball from Ballyclare had been suffering from horrendous headaches for 25 years. During this time, she had tried everything in the hope of getting even a little relief, but nothing helped. She came to the conclusion that headaches were something she was going to have to live with for the rest of her life. After learning about Apex Headache Clinic, with nothing to lose, Marie decided to try it out. Here, she shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for headaches, called The Nelson Headache Approach™, cleared her headaches, meaning that she could finally get her life back on track.

Marie, when did your headaches begin?

My headaches began about 25 years ago, but there was nothing in particular which triggered them. I was regularly running to the doctor and over the years, I had tried every remedy and painkiller known, none of which helped. My headaches were put down to a hormonal imbalance and I thought I would never find relief. My whole life became consumed by them. When friends or family members would meet me, the first thing they’d ask me about was my headaches.

How did the pain affect your life?

It was awful. When I got a headache, it would usually last for three or more days. I tried lying in a dark room but this often made me feel sick. The pain affected everything from my social life to family get-togethers and work. I would still try to go to these social occasions but I knew I’d feel worse afterwards. Unless you’ve lived with constant headaches, you couldn’t appreciate just how devastating it is. My son and daughter were constantly getting me to try new remedies, and unfortunately, over the years, nothing helped.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

While at work, I came across an interview in Ulster Tatler magazine. It was from a former patient who had great success at Apex Headache Clinic. I took it home, read it a few times and went onto their website, where I discovered even more patient testimonials. After that, I knew it was worth trying. During my initial assessment, my special physiotherapist diagnosed my headaches as stemming from my neck and I couldn’t believe it! After just a few sessions, I began to notice a big difference. Today, like most people, I still get the odd headache but it is nothing compared to what it was like before.

How has your life changed since having treatment?

It has completely changed. Everything is 100% easier now. I just wish I’d known about Apex Headache Clinic years ago. My life has completely changed and I hope that this interview will change someone else’s life too.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from headaches?

I would definitely advise them to go to Apex Headache Clinic. I have already told many other people about the clinic. It is an amazing place and the work that the team do is life changing.

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