Did you hear Arif from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on BBC Essex? Parents heed his advice …


Chiropractor Southend Dr Arif SoomroAs part of Chiropractic Awareness Week, Dr Arif Soomro from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea , was interviewed by BBC Essex.

Arif is a leading chiropractor in Southend on Sea and Essex and was interviewed by Dave Monks on his morning show at BBC Essex.

Dave also interviewed, Samuel, one of Cliffs; Chiropractor Southend young patients. Samuel had suffered back problems for nearly 5 years before coming to Cliffs Chiropractor in Southend for treatment by Arif.

You can listen to both interviews above.

Arif is the only Paediatric Chiropractor in Southend on Sea and he has 2 great pieces of advice for parents with youngsters and teenagers:

1. Get your kids moving, so ask them maybe to walk to school, ride a bike or go for a run.
2. Also as a parent try and lead by example. If as a parent you can maintain good posture and get attended to quickly if you have a problem – your children will see the relevance of what you’re asking them to do.

If your young child or teenager is suffering back pain then don’t delay a visit to the chiropractor it can make all the difference to your child.

Why not call Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea and book an appointment today.

Cliffs Chiropractor Southend explains the popping sound

cliffs chiropractor southend explains popping soundThis cartoon reminded us of one of the most frequently asked questions we receive as chiropractors in Southend.

“What’s the popping’ sound?”

Patients will often hear a popping sound when they are being adjusted. If you have received a chiropractic treatment you may very well have heard it. If you haven’t yet received a chiropractic treatment then rest assured the popping sound is nothing to be alarmed about.

The popping sound happens when two surfaces of a joint are being moved apart rapidly, as happens with some forms of adjustment, there is a change of pressure within the joint space. This may sometimes cause a bubble of gas to ‘pop’ – hence the ‘popping’ sound. The phenomenon is called cavitation.

However, this sound is not significant and does not hurt.

Visit our team from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend at the Southend Garden Show

Yes it’s coming soon – The Southend Garden Show will be on over this coming May Bank Holiday at Garon Park in Southend. It’s on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Bank Holiday Monday 5th May.

Our Cliffs Chiropractor Southend stand always proves to be popular with gardeners and non-gardeners alike during the show.

Our team of chiropractors in Southend will be manning the stand and providing advice and information over the 3 days. We’ll have plenty of advice sheets for gardeners to help them keep their backs safe while gardening.

If you’re attending the Southend Garden Show then come and visit the Cliffs Chiropractor Southend stand. If you’re a new patient you’ll also get to benefit from a special rate for a free joint – spinal check. Joining our e-newsletter list will also put you in with a chance to win one of 5 massages with one of our experienced masseuses.

We welcome all to come along and visit us for an informal chat or assessment to see if any of the many services we offer including chiropractic, acupuncture or massage may be just what you need to feel spring like again.

Get off the sofa this Easter. Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea recommends some local walks

As part of Chiropractic Awareness Week (april 14th to 20th), we at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea are encouraging parents to limit the time their children spend using technology and instead encourage more active pastimes over the Easter holidays.

In a recent survey undertaken by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) nearly half (46%) of parents questioned acknowledged that their children don’t spend enough time exercising, despite NHS guidelines stating that children and young people between 5 and 18 years old need to do at least one hour of physical activity every day.[1]

Our team of experienced chiropractors in Southend on Sea are seeing more and more people under the age of sixteen with back and neck pain and technology is so often the cause. Young people are becoming increasingly sedentary which is damaging their posture.

We encourage parents and kids to get some exercise this Easter and one of the best and most overlooked forms of exercise is walking.

The great news is that there are some great places to take walks around Southend on Sea.

Here is a link to the WalkinginEssex website which has a list of walks around the Southend on Sea area includding:

  • Benfleet to Leigh on Sea train walk
  • Hadleigh walks
  • Hockley walk
  • Leigh on sea walk
  • Rochford to Burnham on Crouch train walk
  • Southend on Sea to Hockley train walk

So come on all you parents and kids – get outdoors this Easter and take some exercise.

Research was commissioned in 2014 on a sample of 461 UK parents with children aged between 11 and 16 from a wider sample of 1000 parents.

* Statistics taken from 2014 BCA research of UK adults – sample of 152 adults from the East of England.


[1] http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-young-people.aspx

Spending a lot of time driving? Protect your back with advice from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea

Consumer research carried out by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) revealed that of those questioned, 25% felt that driving was affecting their posture.

Poor posture can be a contributory factor to back pain.

To make sure your maintain a good posture while you’re driving and reduce the risk of you suffering back pain as a result of your time behind the wheel, one of our experienced chiropractors at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea, Dr Arif Soomro,  has put together a video together to demonstrate the approach to take in setting up your driving seating position.

The video take s you through adjusting your seating position including adjusting :

  • The back rest
  • The seat
  • Your distance from the steering wheel
  • The headrest
  • The seat height.

We hope this advice helps you prevent back problems when driving.

Should you be suffering back pain then why not visit our experienced team of chiropractors in Southend here at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic and let them help you get back to good health.

Tips to keep your teenager’s back safe from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea

Dr Arif Soomro, one of our leading chiropractors at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on Sea, is also a Fellow of the International Chiropractic Paediatric Assoc. and member of the Paediatric Faculty of the Royal College of Chiropractic offers the following top tips for parents to help their teenagers reduce the risks of back and neck pain:

  • Get your kids moving: The fitter children are, the more their backs can withstand periods of sitting still. To increase fitness levels, your child should be more active which can be achieved by doing activities including walking to school, riding a bike or going for a run.
  • Teach them how to sit: It’s important that children learn the correct way to sit when they’re using a computer. Teach them to keep their arms relaxed and close to their body and place arms on the desk when typing. Make sure the top of the screen is level with the eyebrows and the chair is titled slightly forward, allowing for the knees to be lower than the hips and the feet to be flat on the floor. Using a laptop or tablet away from a desk will encourage poor posture, so limit time spent in this way.
  • Don’t sit still for too long: Make sure children take a break from the position they’re sitting in on a regular basis and stretch their arms, shrug their shoulders and move their fingers around – this helps to keep the muscles more relaxed.
  • Lead by example: Maintaining good posture and promoting good back health is something that everyone should be doing, adults and children alike. If you make it a priority, it’s easier for your children to see the relevance.
  • Seek medical advice: Seek professional advice if your child is experiencing pain which has lasted for more than a few days. If your child wants to be more active, check that there are no medical reasons why they should not exercise, particularly if they are not normally physically active.

For more information on how to maintain a healthy posture, the British Chiropractic Association has developed ‘Straighten Up’ – a simple, three minute exercise programme for all ages, designed to help strengthen the spine and improve posture and help joints. To watch a video of the exercises you can do, please visit: http://bit.ly/straightenup. You can also find a lot of valuable posture advice at http://bit.ly/bcapostureinf.

Book a Spinal Check Up for your youngster at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

Did you know that youngsters and teenagers are at risk of neck and back pain as a result of their sedentary lifestyles and excessive use of technology?

The British Chiropractic Association recently undertook research that revealed that almost three quarters (68%) of 11 to 16 year olds spend up to four hours a day on a laptop, tablet or computer and a staggering 73% spend up to six hours on the devices.  More than a third (38%) of parents said their child spends up to six hours a day on their mobile phone.

Chiropractic Awareness Week (April 14th to 20th) is focussed on warning parents that their teenagers could be at risk from suffering from back or neck pain due to sedentary lifestyles and the excessive use of technology.

Here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend were doing our bit to help teenagers by offering ‘Spinal Check Ups for kids’ between now and April 25th.

The Spinal Check Up will include a 20 minute exam, posture check and results with recommendations for just £19.

Just call or email us to book in your little and medium sized angels for their ‘Spinal Check Up’ and don’t forget to spread the word to your friends and family.

Chiropractic Awareness Week 14 – 20 April focuses on helping teenagers – Cliffs Chiropractor Southend shares insight

ICAW colour low rest’s Chiropractic Awareness Week between 14th and 20th April and this year the focus is on protecting teenagers from back and pain.

The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) along with Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic are using this year’s Chiropractic Awareness Week to warn parents that their teenagers could be at risk from suffering back or neck pain due to their sedentary lifestyles and excessive use of technology.

At Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic in Southend our experienced team of chiropractors in Southend are seeing an increasing number of young people suffering back pain.

Our Certified paediatric chiropractor in Southend, Arif Soomro from the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic, said:

“We are seeing more and more people under the age of sixteen with back and neck pain and technology is so often the cause. Young people are becoming increasingly sedentary which is damaging their posture. There is the tendency to sit in a hunched position when working on computers and laptops, putting a lot of strain on the neck.

“Learning how to sit properly and keeping active will help to keep young people healthy and pain free. It’s important that parents seek help for their children from an expert as soon as any pain starts – if conditions are left untreated it could lead to chronic back and neck problems in later life.”

Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic in Southend will be holding Special Screening Clinics over the coming weeks. Further details will be made available on the website in the coming days.

Take care of your back while gardening. Cliffs Chiropractor Southend offers this advice

It’s Spring time and it’s time that many of you are getting out into the garden for a spot of gardening.

However, a word of warning from Cliffs Chiropractor Southend …

At this time of year our team of chiropractors in Southend far too frequently treat patients who have injured themselves while gardening. It may be back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or knee pain, very often it could have been avoided by following some basic advice.

If you’re intending to spend time gardening then Cliffs Chiropractors Southend recommends you watch the video below that the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) has put together.

The video gives you advice to follow that will help you protect your back and avoid injuries when gardening.  It’s only 3 minutes long and it could save you a lot of grief.

If you are suffering back pain then why not let our experienced team of chiropractors in Southend help you get better. Give us a call now and arrange a visit.