We may have the cure for your headaches, migraines, vertigo and tinnitus
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, Ireland’s first drug-free headache and migraine clinic, is treating and clearing these awful conditions.
Are headaches or migraines making you miserable?
At Apex Headache Clinic, we witness daily how 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.
Many people don’t realise that headaches or migraines can be triggered from damage or stiffness in the joints of the upper neck region of the spine. Poor posture or hours spent hunched over desks can cause recurrent neck-triggered headaches and migraines, as can repeated heavy lifting or a previous fall /injury. In many cases the person has no neck pain at all, only headaches or migraines.
At Apex Headache Clinic we understand your pain. We know from years of treating headaches and migraines, that our specialist physiotherapy regime called The Nelson Headache Approach™, which is offered at no other clinic in Northern Ireland, is most likely to be the long term cure that you’re looking for. We take a firm stance that the cure for pain isn’t painkillers and getting to the source of the problem is much more effective.
Is vertigo or dizziness ruining your life?
At Apex Headache Clinic, we have extensive experience in treating vertigo or dizziness. 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. Often, the person has no actual neck pain, only dizziness.
At Apex Headache Clinic, we have been successfully diagnosing and treating cervical vertigo for over 20 years. Patients travel from all over the UK and Ireland to avail of our unique treatment regime for vertigo.
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 doesn’t respond to drugs or any treatment given for inner ear vertigo. With our specialist treatment regime called The Nelson Vertigo Approach™, patients usually begin to experience relief within just a few sessions.
Is tinnitus getting you down?
Tinnitus can be heard as a ringing, hissing, whistling, buzzing or clicking sound that can be intermittent, or constant. It’s an intrusive, annoying and, in some cases, 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 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, allowing you to get on with enjoying life again, free of symptoms.
If you would like to book an appointment at Apex Headache Clinic, contact us on: 028 9048 4153. No GP referral is necessary.