Say goodbye to headaches, migraines, vertigo and tinnitus

This month, Apex Headache Clinic founder and Spinal and 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, we see daily 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.

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 specialist physiotherapy regimes, 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 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 is hugely 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 all over the UK and Ireland to avail of our unique treatment regime.

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 (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. With our specialist treatment regime, patients 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 hearing system, tinnitus can be caused by injury or stiffness of the upper neck joints. 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, restoring your quality of life and allowing you to enjoy your life again.

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