What Our Patients Say

I had a problem in my right shoulder and arm for the last 13 years. The pain was so bad that I felt it was ruining my life.  Over the years I saw lots of other specialists and none of them could help me get rid of this problem.  As a last resort I went to see doctor Jon to see if Chiropractic could help me.  He gave me a really thorough examination and then sat down with me and explained to me what was going on in great detail.  I understood for the first time what my condition was and I commenced Chiropractic care that same week.  Within 6 weeks I was completely pain free for the first time in 13 years and I now feel like I have my life back.  Linda, 41 from Basildon

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My low back was so painful that I was afraid to do anything.  I felt 10 years older than I was and every movement I made was done really carefully so it didn't hurt.  I wouldn't even go to my holiday home 2 hours drive away because I knew it would make my back worse. I thought I would try Chiropractic because my friend said it might help.  I have been having Chiropractic for a month now and I feel so much better.  I can move without feeling like my back is going to "GO" all the time and i'm getting less afraid to do things now.  I've been to my holiday home twice already! 

Janet, 50 from Benfleet

I was taking pain killers for my back for 30 years until I decided to try Chiropractic.  The Chiropractor,  Jon examined me for about half an hour and did loads of tests.  He then got me back in the next day and explained to me what was happening in my back.  I was a little sceptical at first especially as I'd had the pain for so long, but now I just wish I'd gone to see him 30 years ago!  After 2 months I'm not taking any pain killers any more and I feel the best I've felt in as long as I can remember. 

Trevor, 62 from Rayleigh

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For a long time I've had a lot of discomfort in my neck which made even simple movements, like looking over my shoulder to reverse my car, extremely painful. After my very first treatment at The Optimum Spine Centre I had about 80% movement back, and it has since made an enormous difference to my well being and comfort. The staff are also very friendly and reassuring, and I feel completely at ease each time I go for treatment.

Jane, 61 from Leigh-on-Sea

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The pain in my neck and arm was so painful I couldn't move. I had shooting pains all the way from my neck to my fingertips, which were also numb.  My GP told me it was arthritis and that I just had to live with it.  After 2 months of living with it, things were becoming unbearable so a friend suggested I should try a Chiropractor.  It's the best thing I could have done.  Within 4 weeks my arm and neck felt completely normal and I can now get back to normal life.  Guy, 39 from Laindon

My hairdressing job meant I was standing in stressful positions for hours at a time.  Over the years doing it, my neck and back gradually became more and more painful to the point where I thought I might have to give up my career.  A work colleague who said that Jon had helped them said I should go down and see if he could help me.  After a month of Chiropractic I can now carry on with my hairdressing with no pain, I'm so glad I gave Chiropractic a try.  Kellie, 23 from Leigh-on-Sea 

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I had suffered with headaches and migraines for years and when I was hit with an attack it would stop me doing pretty much anything. I also had back pain but this was secondary. I had tried various medication perscribed by my GP and even seen a neurologist and had a MRI scan to try and identify a cause. The neurologist perscribed preventative medication which reduced the attacks but did not eliminate them. At my very first appointment with Jon, I was amazed. He triggered an instant headache by pressing certain points on the back of my neck. No-one had ever mentioned or indicated that tension/neck problems could be the cause of my heachaches. Within a few weeks I was beginning to see the benefits and now my headaches are significantly reduced by maintaining a regular monthly chiropractic appointment. I would not hesitate to recommend Jon at The Optimum Spine Centre and greatly appreciate everything he has done for me. Claire, 39 from Benfleet

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Jon the Chiropractor was recommended to me by my daughter who had treatment for her bad back and experienced fantastic results. I had a lack of flexibility in my back and neck. It had been affecting my golf and it had become worse over the past few years. I had learnt to put up with it and thought it was just a 'side effect' of getting older! After a few visits to Jon I had much more movement in my neck and was able to rotate my shoulders without restriction. My golf has again improved and I am moving better than I have done in years. Pleased to say that Jon has another very happy patient! Robert, 74 from Leigh-on-Sea

 

 



I had been suffering with back pain since I was 17 years old and it had gradually got worse over the years. It would be so painful turning over in the night and I would dread having to get up out of bed because of the pain too. My back would often twinge and seize up on and off during the day. I had tried many creams and sprays over the years and the usual painkillers too but nothing seemed to work. I began treatment with Jon nearly 3 years ago now and I haven't looked back. After a few months I no longer had pain in the day or night and it feels like a million years ago since I felt as bad as I did before I starting seeing my Chiropractor, Jon. I only need to come once a month now as the maintanence keeps everything in place and maintains my healthy back. I'd recommend it to anyone as it's not normal to put up with back pain and this can really help you get rid of it and make a huge difference to your life. Thanks Jon! Stacy, 35 from Benfleet

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When I first saw Jon, I was in constant pain. After several weeks treatment my back is considerably better, so much so that I am gardening again so much easier. I would recommend Jon to anyone. My life is much better thanks to Jon. Barry, 70 from Westcliff-on-Sea

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I had suffered with neck and lower back pain for many years with nothing helping whatsoever, until I decided to visit The Optimum Spine Centre. I had an initial consultation and x-rays were taken, after which, we discussed my problems and the reason I had pain. From the x-ray I could see exactly where my spine needed treatment and this helped me understand the type of Chiropractic adjustments required. I can honestly say that I have had a huge improvement in my lower back and I can bend and move without pain. My neck had the best results as it moves more freely now and I no longer have to take painkillers. I should have come to The Optimum Spine Centre years ago and saved myself years of unnecessary pain, I will definitely continue with my treatment. Julie, 60 from Leigh-on-Sea

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I had suffered substantial pain due to a car accident some years back. I had endured a bone graft and the inserting of a metal plate and screws in my right thigh and knee. This had left my body badly out of alignment. When I discussed this with my GP I was given painkillers and an insert for one of my shoes to build one side of me up. Exercise became harder due to the increase of pain in my back and right side and I also suffered with severe headaches. I was recommended to Dr Jon by my sister so I made an appointment. We had a candid conversation and I felt completely at ease with a man who obviously has a passion for his work. Jon sent me for an x-ray that afternoon and I finally felt someone was going to be able to help me. I soon started treatment and did exactly as Jon instructed me to do (which is unusual for me but I trusted his judgement). My ice-pack became my new best friend, even on a crowded commuter train at 6am. I've made such a vast improvement over the last 6/7 weeks. I can now go swimming cycling and walking again. (All things I had given up due to the pain.) I also use the advice from the 'Health Class' I attended at the centre. I no longer suffer with my daily headaches and pain constantly throughout my body. Also my asthma has improved to my amazement and has been maintaining itself without extensive use of pumps. I couldn't understand this until Jon explained the connection of your spine to your nerves that go to your internal organs, such as lungs. My only regret is that I didn't make that call earlier because my life would have been a whole lot better, sooner! I can only thank Jon and the lovely team at The Optimum Spine Centre for helping to make such a difference to me, my life and my confidence. I now “walk tall” in more ways than one! Dawn, 45 from Benfleet

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40 years ago I had a riding accident and in those days if it was not operable it was "Put a board under your mattress and take painkillers." So, over the years I have learn't to live with it. Then 5 years ago my back got very painful so the hospital gave me injections in my back. Two in total, which only lasted a few months. I later returned to the hospital for a hip replacement and all the hospital could offer for my back was another injection, cream, or home exercises. I saw an advert for The Optimum Spine Centre and now my back is more supple and I have a better quality of life. I wish I'd gone to the Chiropractor years ago and maybe if I had I wouldn't have needed a new hip. Barbara, 75 from Leigh-on-Sea

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I decided I needed help regarding lack of mobility and a constant dull ache in my neck which had become very uncomfortable both day and night. I could only move my neck approx. 20 degrees either left or right and this was making driving difficult, especially when attempting to reverse the car. I also started to find many other daily tasks becoming difficult, if not impossible. I did not see a doctor as I felt, righlty or wrongly, that I would just be offered pain killers and perhaps some heat treatment. A friend of mine recommended I saw his Chiropractor as an alternative to the normal medical route. My friend had been seeing the Chiropractor for some time himself and found the results beneficial. I had no knowledge of what to expect but felt that I should be open minded and give it a try. The staff were all friendly and put me at ease immediately. Everything is discussed in depth before and during any treatment and I felt like I could ask as many questions as I liked without feeling inhibited. Well I can only say, hand on heart, after a short time of seeing the Chiropractor my neck improved immensely. The treatment is not hard to endure and although on occasion after manipulation my neck sometimes felt tender it was nothing compared with the discomfort I had endured before seeing my Chiropractor. I would not hesitate to recommend this method of treatment to friends and family in the future. Beverley, 56 from Benfleet

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