Chiropractic versus NHS treatment? Some of our patients at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend share their reasons for choosing chiropractic with us

arifpazmanu at cliffs chiropractor southendi Here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend we are always looking for ways to build greater understanding between the health professions and we believe that starts from the roots up. One of the ways that we achieve our aim is to provide work experience to medical students from Cambridge University.

Most recently, Manu Shrivastava, a third year medical student at Cambridge did part of his work experience at Cliffs.

Manu was grateful to Arif, Paz and the whole team for the experience he gained from observing the chiropractors at Cliffs and he was keen to ask patients why they had chosen chiropractic over NHS treatment. As always our patients were not shy in coming forward with their reasons.

The overwhelming reason patients gave was the greater effectiveness of chiropractic over tried conventional treatment. In addition many patients were relieved to replace drug based treatment with a natural treatment such as chiropractic.

Another reason was the outstanding level of personal care and understanding, convenience and flexibility that Cliffs Chiropractic offers to them.

We wanted to thank each one of you that shared their feedback with Manu, who also expressed his thanks to you.

“Thank you to everyone for your comments! I had a really interesting experience at Cliffs Chiropractic and am grateful to Arif and Paz for their time. I have learnt a great deal about community healthcare provision outside the NHS.”

We wanted to share some of the comments we received on our Cliffs Chiropractor Southend Facebook page.

“First call was to the GP. Referred to Physio, but for my particular problem I still had pain. I dislike taking painkillers but it was unavoidable then. Paz has looked after my back and other related joints, for four years. No pills, no pain. I can step down from the curb with no pain. I can enjoy life to the full. Thanks to Paz.” Angela

“A true understanding of back pain, not just thinking I wanted a sick note! And treating the pain without painkillers.” Jo

“I didn’t even bother going to my gp with my back, neck and knees! No point would have taken forever to get anywhere with pain relief (other than pills)!! And trips here there and everywhere meaning a lot of time off work. You lovely lot do it all under one roof and have appointment times that suit me! Worth every penny.” Jackie

“Was so fed up with pain & taking pills that didnt work and being told it was the job I was doing.” Jill

“I will always try natural methods before anything else, I dread to think what state I would be in if it wasn’t for Arif’s help.” Diane

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.


Bake off is back so mind your back in the kitchen with these tips from a leading chiropractor in Southend.

That’s right, the Great British Bake off is back and aren’t we all just chuffed about it. The show has become a TV giant and every year it excites and inspires millions of us to get into the kitchen and start baking.

As experienced chiropractors in Southend we encourage people to take up new activities, however, as any professional, amateur or first time baker will tell you, baking can be a physically demanding activity.

Whether you’re baking bread, cakes or some amazing ‘showstopper’ you’re in for a mini workout. It’s part of the fun but we do want you to be careful and look after your back at all times.

Tips on keeping your back safe when baking

Here are our tips to follow to keep your back safe if you’re planning some baking time:
• Ensure the counter you’re working on is set up at the right height. If it’s too low you end up stooping over and if it’s too high, you’ll end up over stretching. Either way you’ll end up you run the risk of putting strain on your back.
• When you need to lift the heavy baking trays in and out of the oven or if you need to lift anything heavy in and out of the kitchen cupboards make sure you do so with a relaxed, straight back and keep your legs a hips width apart and your knees bent.
• When you are carrying any weight then always face the direction you want to go to in order to avoid twisting your back.
• Take regular breaks and don’t overstrain your back. If you can feel it getting tight or feel a bit of pain, just take a short break and recover before getting back into it.

There you have it, enjoy the Great British Bake Off and enjoy your baking and stay safe from our team at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend.

You don’t have to be a Sporting Superstar to benefit from chiropractic suggests a leading chiropractor from Southend.

After a summer of sport including the World Athletics Championships, we’re reminded at Cliffs that many athletes benefit from Chiropractic treatment.

Athletes who benefit from chiropractic come from all kinds of sports. Here’s a photo of Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers getting an adjustment court side!

Usain Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter, is one of the greatest Olympians ever and is quoted as saying that he couldn’t do without regular chiropractic care to help him keep in top condition. He includes regular sessions of chiropractic care with his chiropractor into his strenuous training programme.

However, you don’t have to be a Sporting Superstar to benefit from chiropractic care.

At Cliffs Chiropractic in Southend our experienced team of chiropractors are you to help you regardless of your level of fitness.

Chiropractic a natural treatment for fast effective relief

Chiropractic is a profession that specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and its effects upon the spinal nerves.

Our experienced team of chiropractors are highly trained and qualified. Our aim is to find the underlying cause of your pain and discomfort and provide a long term solution.

Our chiropractors use a variety of treatment methods which means that we can treat all ages groups who need help.

Some common complaints that our team of chiropractors attend to include:
• Acute and chronic lower back pain
• Joint pains
• Muscle spasms
• Lumbago
• Headaches arising from the neck
• Mechanical neck pain
• Frozen Shoulder – related to musculoskeletal conditions
• Hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis (OA) as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise.

Once you are better our chiropractors will give you help to maintain good health, including offering you advice on exercise, lifestyle and ergonomics.

If you are suffering from pain or if you have any other concerns please get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice to get you back up and running as soon as possible. You can contact us at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend on 01702 430430.

Sacrlet Fever here at Cliffs Chiropractor Southend

We are very proud to have two of Britain’s finest on our patient ranks. Patrick and Derek travel all the way from the Royal Hospital Chelsea to be treated by Arif. They cut quite a dash.

Patrick sent us a lovely few words expressing how he feels about Cliffs and we are really touched by his kind words.

“I must say the welcome I receive at your surgery is outstanding and the Tea, Biscuits and hugs are so nice.

Arif and Paz are outstanding they have made me smile again. Before I was in so much pain I was ready to give up, But along came good old Derek he saved me a lot of grief by suggesting I come and see Arif, I am glad he did. It is nice to walk down stairs and my Parish Church Steps again without somebody helping me up. I felt like an old Man of 100 yrs, but now I am a new youngish Man again Thanks to you all down there.

Your Welcome is so warm and reassuring thank you all for giving me back quality of life. Everyone is telling how well I look and walking with my head up shoulders back in the old Military tradition.

Thank you Guys and of course The Ladies.

See you Tuesday. Best wishes to you all From a Happy Patrick😁😁😁😁😁”

Back problems in children on the rise. Cliffs Chiropractor Southend offers advice to keep your child’s back safe

Back problems are not confined to adults! You may be shocked to find that 8% of young children suffer chronic or back problems and this rises to 13% in 10 to 16 year olds.

It’s ‘Back to School’ time and so we thought it was a good time to offer some advice to all you parents out there for ways to help protect your children’s backs.

Here are a few simple pieces of advice our team of experienced chiropractors at Cliffs recommend you follow:

  • Bag it up – a rucksack really is the best option, as long as your child carries it over both shoulders. The straps need to be adjusted so that the bag is held close to their back and always place heavier items at the top of the rucksack.
  •  Keep it light – we’re all prone to carry too much and this is true for children as well. Check your child’s bag daily to ensure they aren’t carrying any unnecessary items.
  • Best foot forward – wearing the right shoes can make carrying a heavy bag much easier. Make sure yoru child wears good, soft-soled shoes that are supportive and have a good grip on the ground. If they have shoes laces then these need to be tied up properly to provide adequate support.
  • Move around – staying still for a long time is not good for the spine. Limit your child to 40 minutes on their phone, laptop, tablet, and computer or in front of the TV then encourage them to get up and do something else for a while.
  •  Keep fit – the fitter your child is the less likely they are to injure themselves. Make sure your child is taking regular and frequent exercise.

If you have concerns over your child’s back then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as we offer a lot of help and advice in this area. Contact us on 01702 430430 or email us at to get in touch.