Fibromyalgia and Chiropractic Care

Are the symptoms of fibromyalgia getting you down? Are you fed up of dealing with persistent backaches, leg cramps, and foot pain? If so, then chiropractic treatment may be just the perfect thing for you! Chiropractic care is becoming an increasingly popular treatment option for fibromyalgia sufferers because of the pain and stress relief that it can provide

Fibromyalgia can cause numerous tender points all over the body and many fibromyalgia patients experience back pain, neck pain, and leg cramps. According to our Southend chiropractor, simple adjustments to the neck and spine can restore the carriage of the whole body. As a result, many fibromyalgia sufferers find that alignments of the spine can significantly reduce pain all over their bodies.

Remember that chiropractors can do more than just heal back pain!



Chiropractic – the Power Behind Outstanding Athletes!

The Euros are in full swing, Wimbledon starts next week and the Rio 2016 Olympics are just around the corner, to name but a few. It may come as a surprise just how many sports men and women benefit from chiropractic treatment. Here are just a few famous faces.

Please share with friends or relatives that could benefit from chiropractic but may be sceptical or anxious to try it.

Chiropractic is fundamental in sports medicine and many trainers will encourage it before, during, and after any physical performance, giving many athletes the edge that makes them world class.

Here are a few examples of how chiropractors have kept the sports world in motion.

Usain Bolt

Yes the fastest man on earth benefits from regular chiropractic treatment. Usain Bolt has shared that to help him keep in top shape he couldn’t do without his regular chiropractic care. His strenuous training regime includes regular sessions with his chiropractor.

Tiger Woods

Considered as one of the greatest professional golfers of all time, Tiger Woods has had numerous visits to chiropractic clinics throughout his career. In fact he says chiropractic care has helped him enhance his physical well-being. He goes on to say that chiropractic care is as vital as his daily training and exercise.

Evander Holyfield

Known as “The Real Deal,” Evander Holyfield is a world renowned American boxer who became the champion in both heavyweight and cruiserweight categories. As a boxer, Holyfield admits that before his training, he makes sure that he first visits his chiropractor. In fact, he has at least three chiropractic sessions in a week.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger started weight training when he was 15 years old. Arnold claims that chiropractic care has been largely beneficial to his overall health. In fact, he believes that a timely visit to his chiropractor is hugely responsible for his long-lasting vigor!
“He (his chiropractor) adjusts my wife, my kids, me, everybody gets an adjustment. And we feel always great when Franco leaves. Even when I have athletic injuries he’s always there for me and helps me.”

Dan O’Brien

Decathlon Gold Medalist, “If it were not for chiropractic, I would not have won the gold medal”.

Chiropractic Care at the Olympics

For years, chiropractors have worked with world-class Olympic athletes to improve their strength, endurance, and range of motion while training. For the first time ever in 2012 chiropractic care was offered to athletes at the Olympic games in 2012. They worked as part of a large multi-disciplinary team in the polyclinic. In addition many countries sent their own team chiropractors, with the US team sending over 100 chiropractors to treat their athletes

In the run up to the 2012 games UK chiropractors treated Usain Bolt to recover from a back injury and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins has been having treatment since 2008.

In fact US exercise physiologist Sean Atkins estimates that at least 90% of elite athletes use chiropractic on a regular basis to prevent injuries and enhance performance.












Do you know anyone a bit nervous of visiting a chiropractor? This patient was before visiting Cliffs

patient at cliffs chiropractor southendStuart was one such person but since Arif helped “fix” his back he’s changed his mind completely.

Share the love by sharing this video with anyone who’s in pain and feels a bit nervous of visiting a chiropractor. Hopefully watching it will help them make a decision to seek out our help.

We love a triumphant success story here at Cliffs and nothing quite gives us job satisfaction like watching the journey of a patient bouncing back to good health! This brings us onto Stuart, an electrician who had been suffering from chronic back pain for many years. With a career that involves daily bending and squeezing into small spaces, Stuart thought that he would probably never be able to eliminate his back pain. But that soon changed with some treatment from Arif…

When Stuart first visited us at Cliffs, he was suffering from constant pain in the right side of his back that was actually a result of a knee problem. He was also living with pain on the other side of his back that he said was at number 8 on a pain level scale of 1 – 10. “I always thought it was sciatica” Stuart recently told us, “I had (it) for years.”

Like many of the patients that seek our help, Stuart had been putting up with chronic pain for far too long; and really unnecessarily. After being properly diagnosed by Arif and following a bespoke treatment plan, the pain in the right hand side of Stuart’s back has now “totally gone” and the pain in the left side has “improved enormously!” (Down to 2-3 on the pain level scale!)

We recently caught up with the new and very much improved Stuart and asked him what advice he would give to others suffering from chronic back pain. His advice was this:

“Don’t be frightened to visit a chiropractor. I was quite concerned at first. Arif put me at ease and fixed me.”

Like Stuart, some people suffering from back pain may feel apprehensive about visiting a chiropractor because of the “cracking” sound associated with the technique. In reality, the “cracking” or “popping” sound some patients experience during gentle manipulation (which most find incredibly pleasant) is simply caused by gas bubbles in the fluids that surround the joints. Contrary to some assumptions, chiropractic treatment does not involve “cracking bones”!

A good chiropractor will look to discover the cause of your condition and create a bespoke care plan that describes the diagnoses and suggested treatment. This may involve gentle manipulation techniques as well as advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and a rehabilitation programme for you to follow in your own time.

Patients like Stuart are proof that it is never too late to get your back addressed.

If your in pain why not call us to make an appointment with one of our award winning team of chiropractors at Cliffs. Call now on 01702 430 430.

How long will chiropractic take to work? An answer from Cliffs chiropractor southend …

A common question our experienced team of chiropractors in Southend are asked when patients first visit us is

“How long will chiropractic take to work?”

As your recovery is dependent on many factors that are specific to you and your condition there is not set answer that we as chiropractors can give to each patient.

Factors that can affect your recovery and that we need to take into consideration when identifying the most appropriate treatment plan for you  include:

  • The severity of your condition
  • The length of the time you have had it
  • Your own commitment to any rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle changes we as chiropractors may recommend

When you visit one of our chiropractors in Southend at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic, you will receive a thorough consultation, examination and tests. Following this your chiropractor will be better able to advise you of your likely recovery time.

The earlier you receive treatment from one of our chiropractors in Southend the better. However, our chiropractors here at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic in Southend have extensive experience of treating patients suffering long-standing pain.

Our team of chiropractors in Southend are here to help you, why not give us a call and visit one of them today.