Headache treatment

We cure headaches and migraines

This month, Apex Headache Clinic Founder and Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy specialist, Rebecca Nelson gives some interesting facts on headaches and shares how the clinic’s team of specialist headache physiotherapists have been treating and clearing headaches and migraines for years.

Headaches ruin lives

At Apex Headache Clinic, we know the devastating impact that headaches and migraines can have on people’s lives, leaving the person desperate to find a cure to relieve their pain.

Tension and stress are frequently blamed as the cause of these headaches, which often leads to people taking painkillers on a daily basis. However, painkillers offer no long-term solution at all. What many people are unaware of, is that there is often a physical cause for their headaches, which actually stems from their neck. The great news is that this can be successfully treated and cleared in the vast majority of cases, without the need for medication. Neck-triggered headaches and migraines are often the result of poor posture, hours spent hunched over desks and computers, repeated heavy lifting or a previous injury. Sometimes there is no known reason why the neck became stiff and tight in the first place.

The first drug-free headache clinic in Ireland

Apex Headache Clinic opened its doors years ago, and people travel from all over the UK and Ireland for our specialist treatment, called The Nelson Headache Approach™. This approach is offered in no other clinic in Northern Ireland. Along with my team of specialist headache physiotherapists, we have been successfully treating headaches and migraines for over 20 years. We are very proud of our high success rate in clearing patients of their headaches and migraines.


Too many painkillers can cause headaches

It is a commonly known that excessive medication can actually make headaches worse. In fact, 50% of migraine sufferers will receive no relief from medication used to treat migraines in the first place. Of those patients who do respond to medication, they are very likely to become used to it and therefore, over time, the medication will stop working.  But the good news is that my Nelson Headache Approach™ has been shown to be a highly effective, drug-free method of clearing or significantly reducing headaches and migraines.

Poor pillows may be causing you damage

At Apex Headache Clinic, we have witnessed how poor pillows have made headaches worse. Pillows are supposed to support the head and neck, and reduce compressive stresses on the structures of the neck whist sleeping. However, many pillows are too soft or flat and so headache sufferers may find they wake up with a headache the next day.

To fight the war against poor pillows, I have designed the Apex Sleepwell Pillow range, clinically proven to reduce neck pain and headaches in the majority of cases. Each pillow is uniquely designed in thickness and firmness to match needs of sleepers according to their build, from children to teens, right through to medium-sized adults and larger builds.

Headaches affect children too

Parents often contact Apex Headache Clinic, after trying many other approaches, including consulting GPS, paediatricians, neurologists or opticians, with no relief. We offer hope to families who are at the end of the tether, thanks to our drug-free, specialist approach to clearing headaches and migraines in all ages.

Treat pain at its source

At Apex Headache Clinic, our motto is always to treat pain at its source. With the correct treatment, Apex Headache Clinic’s specialist physiotherapists should be able to clear your headaches and migraines, allowing you to enjoy life again.

To book an initial assessment and appointment, call Apex Headache Clinic on: 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary.