“My vertigo is better than it has ever been thanks to Apex Headache Clinic.”

68 year-old Eileen McConnell from Jordanstown had been suffering with vertigo for years but when it started having a terrible impact on her everyday life, she became desperate to find a cure. After trying medication which only left her feeling worse, Eileen visited Apex Headache Clinic, in the hope of getting some relief. Here, she shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for vertigo and dizziness, called The Nelson Vertigo Approach™, cleared her dizziness, meaning that she could finally start to enjoy life again.

 Eileen, when did your vertigo begin?

I have had vertigo for years but in November 2020 it became much worse. I had never had it to the extent I did then, previously it would have come and gone within a couple of days. This time however I had dizziness, nausea, headaches, and a tight feeling in my head. I went to my GP and they gave me medication to try treat my vertigo, but this only made me feel worse.

How did the dizziness affect your life?

I couldn’t do anything; I couldn’t sleep because when I would lie down the room would start spinning. I had to spend my time sitting in a chair to try to stop the dizziness. The dizziness would get so bad that if I moved around, I would be physically sick. It also stopped me from driving so that I couldn’t go anywhere, and I lost my interest in everything I used to enjoy. Something I always enjoyed was walking and I couldn’t even do that because I was staggering due to the dizziness and my balance was also affected.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

My sister had read an article about Apex Headache Clinic as she had been researching to find something that could possibly help me. When she told me there was a clinic in Belfast, I phoned and made an appointment for an initial consultation. After this initial consultation I left feeling better and the tight feeling I had in my head felt like it had lifted. I then started seeing my specialist physiotherapist twice a week for a few weeks which was then spaced out further once my symptoms started to improve.

How has Apex Headache Clinic changed your life?

The change since having treatment at Apex Headache Clinic is unbelievable! I have been able to get all my interests back. I am back driving and walking. I even walked 10 miles yesterday which was fantastic. My vertigo is better than it has ever been.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from vertigo or dizziness?

Go to Apex Headache Clinic. I went to my doctor and they hoped the medication they prescribed would help my vertigo and when it didn’t, I felt I had no where else to turn until I found Apex Headache Clinic.

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