Headaches in children

We have the solution for your child’s headaches or migraines

Does your child or teenager suffer from recurring headaches or migraines? In this month’s article, Apex Clinic Founder and Spinal & Headache Physiotherapy Specialist, Rebecca Nelson, discusses how at Ireland’s first drug-free headache and migraine clinic, her hands-on, evidence based approach is successfully clearing headaches and migraines in children.

Headaches and migraines don’t just effect adults

In fact, around 70% of school children have a headache at least once a year, with one in four of these children suffering from recurrent headaches. Furthermore, about 10% of school children suffer from migraines, which can affect both boys and girls.

Are headaches ruining your child’s life?

The effects of suffering long term headaches or migraines can be devastating. 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 their tether, thanks to our drug-free, specialist approach to clearing headaches and migraines.

Apex Headache Clinic’s hands-on approach

Apex Headache Clinic first opened its doors over four years ago. It was whilst working in New Zealand as a physiotherapist early in my career that my migraines were first diagnosed as stemming from my neck. Following treatment in New Zealand, I have been pain-free ever since. It was truly life changing for me and Apex Headache Clinic now adopts a similar manual physiotherapy regime to help others. Our high success rate in clearing headaches and migraines, sees patients travelling from all over Ireland and the UK to avail of this specialist treatment.

We offer this unique, drug-free solution to long-term headache and migraine sufferers, including children and teenagers.

Rachel’s life was changed following a visit to Apex Headache Clinic

15 year old Rachel Caldwell’s visit to Apex Headache Clinic restored the quality of her life. She said: “My headaches began four years ago when I was 11. They would last all day long and felt like a tight band circling my head with a constant pain at the top of my neck. These got worse and worse until they became a daily occurrence and suddenly this horrible pain was consuming my life. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to Rebecca and her team. I can now live my life like any normal teenager for the first time in five years. I never thought I would end up where I am now with my life back on track and looking forward to the future again.”

Let Apex Headache Clinic bring relief to your family

If your child is suffering persistent headaches or migraines and they have already consulted with a GP, then help is at hand at Apex Headache Clinic. An initial assessment with one of our specialist spinal physiotherapists will establish if there is a neck component to your child’s migraines or headaches. A course of manual physiotherapy treatment will then follow with a high likelihood of success.

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