Walk More. Live Longer.

Walking is one of the best forms of exercise we can all take and is one of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your spine healthy

It is simple, doesn’t require any special equipment, all the family can join in and it’s free. It’s also a great way to get out and about and visit the local area.

There are so many great places to walk around Southend and the surrounding areas such as Leigh on Sea and Hadleigh.

As a chiropractor near Leigh on Sea a popular walk that you can take starts and ends in Hadleigh and takes in Leigh and Sea.  It covers about 6 miles. Starting at Chapel Lane car park and finishing at Hadleigh Castle Country Park (with plenty of stops for refreshments in between), this wonderful walk offers generous views across the scenic Thames estuary and Canvey Island. With Canary Walk to the west and the beautiful Kent countryside to the South, you can expect to sink into the historical ambience along your way, and catch some amazing views of the local wildlife! Here is a link to find out more about this walk.

Make the most of the incredible area you live in – put one foot in front of the other and take the first steps towards a longer and healthier life!

Leigh-on-Sea named as the happiest place in Britain to live

back care advice from our chiropractor near leigh on seaLeigh-on-Sea scooped top position in a study undertaken by property website Rightmove to find the happiest places to live in the UK. Leigh-on-Sea scored highly on a number of features, in particular, community spirit and a strong sense of belonging.

Every day at Cliffs we are grateful for our happy patients who come from the surrounding areas including Leigh-on-Sea. We can’t thank you all enough for all the wonderful feedback you give us all at Cliffs.

Here are just a few of the 5 star reviews our patients have added to Google:

“Since coming to The Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic I have movement within my neck and lower back that for years only resulted in pain. Arif found the source of my problems and came up with a treatment plan to resolve my problems and monthly appointments to maintain my spines full potential.

I also had adjustments throughout my pregnancy. I was worried that my lower back would suffer in pregnancy with the previous issues I had but Arif was very informative and reassuring with the recommended treatment he gave; I feel that these adjustments made my pregnancy as comfortable as it could be. Afri checked my daughter after she was born and administered cranial treatment over a number of weeks, they seems painless and she was always content after having treatment.
All of the staff at the Clinic are warm and welcoming and go above and beyond to ensure I experience first class treatment on every visit.” Emma Setter

“I have attended the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic for over 11 years now. They have been fantastic in improving and maintaining my health. This has become my first stop for any physical injuries before any doctors, as I know the issue will be treated rather than just masked with drugs. The staff are very friendly and make you feel like your get a personalised service every time.

As someone that likes to be active, though is not on the best ‘shape’ for it, I have received support, advice and encouragement from my chiropractor. He has been crucial in maintaining the lifestyle that I want to lead.I cannot recommend the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic enough – they have been my lifesavers, and over the years have become friends as well.” Nicole Cox

Suffering from a compressed disc in my lower back for a number of years my mobility was gradually getting worse. I was unable to get out of a chair easily and stand up straight, unable to run about with the kids in case I jarred it and made it worse. I had also given up my hobby of cycling as I became locked in a set position and putting any pressure of the pedals was agony. The hospital physiotherapist had given me exercises but explained that my back might always be in this condition and the lack of mobility I may have to accept as being ‘the new normal for me’ At the age of 45 I refused to accept that this was the case and made an appointment at the Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic to see Paz. What a difference! A warm welcome from the receptionists, videos explaining the treatment, a full assessment detailing all my back issues, x-rays and a full care plan followed, all explained in detail. I’m now nearing the end of my intensive treatment. I have my mobility back, have cycled 50 miles and more importantly can join in the fun with the kids. The treatment has made a huge improvement to my quality of life, Not being in constant pain not only makes a difference to me but my family as well. I can’t thank Paz enough and would recommend that anyone who is in doubt about booking an appointment – just do it! You won’t regret it.” Cheryl Perry

“I’ve attended Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic for a number of years now for maintenance treatment for my scoliosis. To me, my chiropractic treatment is as necessary as cleaning my teeth! Regular check ups and rebalancing mean that my spine functions at the top of its level, leaving me pain free, flexible and without restrictions. The treatment sessions with Paz are always an education, and his professional knowledge and explanations have given me a great sense of body awareness and confidence that the treatment plan we are following is achieving the best possible outcome for my health. Thank you so much to Paz and the whole team at Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic.” Katharine Washbrook

“After years of lower back pain I decided something needed doing and on recommendation attended The Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic and what a blessing it has been. A Consultation to see what I thought my problem was followed by X-Rays and assessment to advise of the problem and a treatment plan.The plan has been very intense, 3 times a week to start,with 10 minutes sessions where I stand on this special bed that is then placed in a laying position and then Paz begins, you are told all the time what is being done and the benefits the procedure will make, it does not hurt and relief was almost instant for me. The bed seems to take the impact but you can sometimes feel movement of the bones but this is not unpleasant. I had problems with my neck and this is manipulated at the same session, often a loud noise like a crack can be heard and this is only because noise travels through the bones of the head and the close proximity of the ear. It does not hurt.

After 3 months I am able to continue with normal everyday tasks without the constant nag of pain especially being able to go for a walk knowing I will be able to complete that walk in comfort. When I get a twinge I know to take things easy.
A friendly and professional welcome is given to all clients.
Would recommend The Cliffs Chiropractic Clinic 100%.” Barbara Heron

You can read more of the wonderful feedback our happy patients have left us here.

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Summer Walks in Leigh on Sea for a Healthy Spine

back care advice from our chiropractor near leigh on seaThere are few things more enjoyable than a peaceful summer’s walk. Breathing in the tranquil fresh air and soaking up the vibrant blooming scenery with not so much as a single distraction is good for both the body and mind – especially if you suffer from back pain.

According to our chiropractor near Leigh on Sea, regular walking can reduce the likelihood or severity of additional episodes of back pain and can even enhance your ability to continue undertaking everyday activities.

Here are three ways that walking can help your back pain:

1: It can strengthen the muscles in your feet, legs, hips, and torso

Walking helps to condition the muscles that keep your body in the upright position, which will in turn increase the stability of your spine.

2: It can nourish your spinal structures

Walking encourages strong circulation which facilitates the delivery of essential nutrients to soft tissues.

3: It can help with flexibility and posture

Regular walking promotes a greater range of motion which helps to prevent the risk of future injuries.

Leigh on Sea offers some fantastic scenic walking paths that are suitable for beginners and more advanced walkers.

The Leigh on Sea rail station walk is a firm favourite amongst our patients and is suitable for those of you suffering from back pain. The scenic walk takes place along the coastal path between Leigh on Sea rail station and Benfleet station in Essex and provides a variety of stunning views on clear summer days. The path is completely flat with plenty of charming pubs, as well as the cockle sheds and a beach in pretty cobblestoned old fishing village on route.

For more advanced walkers, the Leigh on Sea castle walk provides wonderful views along the Thames and across to Canvey Island. This path involves a little road walking and some parts can be muddy or wet after heavy rain.

Who would have known that a simple summer stroll could bring so many health benefits to your spine? Start putting one foot in front of the other and you never know, you really could be “walking on sunshine” this summer!

Will You Be Stuck To the Sofa This Summer?

back care advice from chiropractor leigh on seaAhh, summer is such a wonderful season; long lazy days, relaxing weekends… it’s all about sand, sea and… sports!

If you’re a sporting fan then the perfect summer’s day probably involves you relaxing in front of the tele watching your favourite players battle it out against the rival competition. While the country goes “beach and barbeque crazy”, you’re more likely to be found fixated with the small screen schedule.

But while your sporting heroes may come out on top this summer, becoming a “seasonal couch potato” could mean your spine health may take a few knocks and blows.

Sitting incorrectly puts almost twice as much pressure on the back than when standing. Arif, one of our experienced team of chiropractors at our clinic near Leigh on Sea, warns that sitting for long periods of time could cause or worsen back pain. With 35% of people experiencing back pain after sitting for extended periods*, this common trigger is a real concern.

But it’s not all doom and gloom! By following our simple advice, you can enjoy watching all your favourite sports this summer without putting strain on your back:

1: Make sure that you change position every 20 minutes. It will significantly help your spine so stand up and move around regularly.

2: Use any mid-game breaks to do some light exercise. Instead of flicking through the TV channels during the 15 minute interval, get those back muscles moving by taking a walk round the block or even around the garden.

3: Avoid slouching and be mindful of your posture. If you’re sitting on a sofa, make sure you sit right back so that your spine rests against the back of the seat.

4:   Dehydration can contribute to muscle inflammation which is a major cause of back pain – so drink as much water as possible. If you’re partial to a beer (or three!) when you’re watching sports, drink plenty of water in between.

Small changes can make a big difference to your back health. It’s really worth following this advice – good health is the best goal you’ll ever score!

*www.chiropractic-uk.co.uk