Kieran has recently provided treatment for my exercise-induced neck pain and migraines.
I am a medical doctor. When I was a second-year medical student, I had a head injury that unfortunately led to persistent post-concussion symptoms. I suffered from intractable headaches, migraines, visual disturbances, sensory overload, neck pain, insomnia and exercise intolerance for years.
After completing medical school and undergoing specialised post-graduate medical training, I found myself extensively relying on pain relief medications. However, over time, I began to realize that I run out of options. I further trained in functional and integrative medicine, nutrition and acupuncture in hopes of finding some relief. However, my post-concussion symptoms persisted despite all my efforts. Eventually, I came across hyperbaric oxygen therapy ( HBOT ) and had comprehensive training in HBOT. Having found no hyperbaric clinic with the medical standards I was looking for in London, I ended up founding NUMA, my own hyperbaric clinic. HBOT tremendously helped with my spontaneous chronic headaches and some other TBI-related symptoms, but, I still suffered from upper body exercise-induced migraines and intermittent neck pains. If I did not exercise, I was no longer having any migraines. But, I love exercising, and as a medical doctor, I know how important to exercise regularly. I tried physiotherapy to resolve my remaining symptoms which sadly did not help. Eventually, I accepted that I would not be able to do any strength training, and kept walking and doing other forms of exercise that did not involve my upper body.
After seeing Kieran helping some of my patients with very complex neurological backgrounds, I decided to have a course of treatment for myself with him. Kieran assessed my condition thoroughly and created a personalised treatment plan for me. He gradually got me back to exercise that involves my upper body too, and completely transformed my threshold for exercise-induced neck pains and migraines. I am a still work in progress, but, I am continuously improving my exercise capacity. I no longer suffer from neck pain.
I will continue to refer my patients to Kieran and have my top-up treatments with him. Thank you, Kieran. I could not be more grateful.
Dr Nur Ozyilmaz
Medical Director of NUMA, Hyperbaric Oxygen Clinic