Say goodbye to headaches, migraines, vertigo and tinnitus

Apex Headache Clinic founder and Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy Specialist, Rebecca Nelson, discusses headaches, migraines, vertigo and tinnitus and how Apex Headache Clinic, the first drug-free headache and migraine clinic in Ireland, has a very high success rate in treating and clearing these debilitating conditions.

Are headaches or migraines ruining your life?

At Apex Headache Clinic, Belfast we witness on a daily basis the devastating effects that headaches and migraines have on people’s lives. Many of our patients come to the clinic, desperate to find a solution, after having tried all over avenues of treatment.

Many people don’t realise that headaches or migraines are often triggered from damage, stiffness or stress to the upper neck region of the spine, even if the person has no neck pain. Poor posture or hours spent hunched over desks and computers can cause persistent neck-triggered headaches and migraines, as can repeated heavy lifting, a previous fall or an accident.

At Apex Headache Clinic we understand your pain. We know, from years of treating headaches and migraines, that our manual specialist physiotherapy regimes, called The Nelson Headache ApproachÔ offered at no other clinics, can be the long-term cure that you are looking for. Our ethos is that the cure for pain isn’t painkillers and getting to the source of the problem is much more effective.

Is vertigo or dizziness getting you down?

At Apex Headache Clinic, we also have extensive experience and success in treating vertigo or dizziness. This common health complaint has devastating symptoms such as poor balance when walking, light headedness or a sense of being removed from the world. It even confines some people to their homes because the symptoms can be so severe.

Dizziness originating from the upper neck region of the spine is called cervical vertigo and it is very commonly overlooked as a source of vertigo. In most cases the person has no neck pain at all, only dizziness. It originates from stiffness or damage of the upper two neck joints of the spine.

At Apex Headache Clinic, we have been successfully diagnosing and treating cervical vertigo for over 20 years, with patients travelling from many different countries worldwide to avail of our unique treatment regimes.

Your initial consultation at Apex Headache Clinic will involve one of our specialist physiotherapists assessing your neck to establish if it is involved in causing your vertigo and to differentiate it from vertigo from the inner ear. A treatment regime can then be started to clear it. One of the features of cervical vertigo is that it does not respond to treatment given for inner ear vertigo. With our specialist treatment regime, patients usually start to feel relief within just a few sessions.

Are you frustrated by tinnitus?

Tinnitus is often experienced as a ringing, hissing, whistling, buzzing or clicking sound that can be intermittent, or constant. It is an intrusive, frustrating and, in some cases, a devastating condition for sufferers.

Although often associated with damage to the inner ear, tinnitus can be caused by injury or stiffness of the upper neck joints and this source of tinnitus is often overlooked. The good news regarding tinnitus triggered from the neck is that, in most cases, it can be treated and cleared at Apex Headache Clinic.

Treat and beat pain at its source

As with all niggles, aches and pains, we recommend that you get to the root cause of your symptoms as soon as possible. Once diagnosed, Apex Headache Clinic’s specialist manual physiotherapy treatment regimes, developed by Rebecca Nelson, Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy Specialist, can clear all of these conditions and in many cases restore the quality of people’s lives.

If you would like to book an appointment with Apex Headache Clinic, contact us on: 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary.