Treatment at Apex Headache Clinic has changed my life

51-year-old Caroline Woods from Ballyward Co. Down had been suffering with migraines as long as she could remember. This was having a massive impact on her life and after trying everything, with no relief she visited Apex Headache Clinic in the hope of getting to the source of the problem. Here, she shares how the clinic’s unique regime of specialist manual physiotherapy treatment for migraines and headaches, called The Nelson Headache Approach™, cleared her migraines, meaning that she could finally start to enjoy life again.

Caroline, when did your migraines begin?

My migraines began in my early teens maybe even before that, they have always been there. Migraines ran in my family and when I would take a migraine I would have to go to bed. They often lasted for 2 to 3 days at a time and completely floored me. The migraines left me feeling sick and I couldn’t stand any smells, noises or bright lights. When I had migraines, I took painkillers and also injections prescribed by my doctor which I was able to inject myself to try help with the intense pain.

How did the pain affect your life?

I would have to take off work and for those 2 to 3 days when I had a migraine, I would be unable to do anything. I would be in bed in a dark room with ear plugs and an eye mask. This would have happened at least once a month but usually more regularly. If I caught the migraine quick enough and took the medication, I would have had a constant headache rather than a migraine. This meant I would suffer constant pain in the back of my head.

What led you to Apex Headache Clinic?

When I was in the office at work a customer came in and he could see that I was suffering with a migraine. He recommended that I try Apex Headache Clinic as he had attended for treatment, and it had helped him. I hadn’t heard of Apex Headache Clinic before and my GP had been giving me lots of medication to try help with the pain, but it wasn’t successful. The customer in work gave me the details and I made an appointment and within a few weeks of starting treatment I could start to feel the relief.

How has your life changed since having treatment?

Immensely! For me treatment has been life changing. It has helped in every aspect of my life and I don’t have to worry about getting a migraine. I am migraine free over 98% of the time and I only get the odd niggle of a headache which doesn’t stop me doing the things I enjoy.

What advice would you offer someone suffering from migraines?

I would definitely tell anyone suffering with migraines to attend Apex Headache Clinic for specialist physiotherapy treatment. I would also say it is important to follow the advice that they give you and implement it in your life to get the maximum benefits and clear your migraines.

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