Say goodbye to headaches, migraines, vertigo and tinnitus for good

This month, Apex Headache Clinic founder and Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy Specialist, Rebecca Nelson, discusses headaches, migraines, vertigo and neck-related tinnitus and how Apex Headache Clinic has a high success rate in treating and clearing these debilitating conditions.

Are headaches or migraines making you miserable?

Persistent headaches and migraines can literally ruin the quality of people’s lives, leaving them desperate to find a solution that brings relief to their pain.

What many people don’t realise is that headaches or migraines can actually be triggered from damage, stiffness or stress in the structures of the upper neck region. Poor posture or hours spent hunched over desks and computers commonly cause persistent neck-triggered headaches and migraines, while repeated heavy lifting, a previous fall or an accident are also factors.

At Apex Headache Clinic we fully understand your pain. We know, from over 20 years of treating headaches and migraines, that our specialist unique physiotherapy treatment regimes rather than painkillers can be the long term cure that you are looking for.

The specialist physiotherapists at Apex Headache Clinic have been fully trained in The Nelson Headache Approach™, which is a treatment regime for clearing headaches and migraines and is offered in no other clinics in Northern Ireland or the UK. Due to our high success rate with this regime, we have patients travelling from all over the UK and further afield for our treatment.

Is vertigo or dizziness ruining your life?

Dizziness originating from the upper neck region of the spine is called cervical vertigo and is commonly overlooked as a source of vertigo. It originates from stiffness or damage of the upper two neck joints of the spine. It is common that the person experiences no actual neck pain, only dizziness.

At Apex Headache Clinic, our team of specialist physios have been successfully diagnosing and treating cervical vertigo for years, thanks to our unique regime of manual treatment to the upper neck region called The Nelson Vertigo Approach™.

During your initial consultation, one of our specialist physiotherapists will assess your neck to establish if it is involved in causing your vertigo and to differentiate it from vertigo from the inner ear (vestibular vertigo). A treatment plan can then be started to clear it. One of the features of cervical vertigo is that it does not respond to drugs given for inner ear vertigo.

Is tinnitus getting you down?

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

Although often associated with damage to the hearing system, tinnitus can actually be caused by injury or stiffness of the upper neck joints. The good news regarding tinnitus which is 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 can clear all of these conditions, restoring your quality of life and allowing you to get on with enjoying life pain-free again.

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