What to Know About Low Back Pain & How One Group is Helping Cancer Fighters & Survivors
Guests: Dr. Sean Cailteux and Starla Bargmann | Season 9, Ep. 386

“Lower back pain is not bad genetics or bad luck. A majority of the time it’s just a mechanical issue.”
– Dr. Sean Cailteux

Between medications, surgeries, treatments, and missed work, lower back pain is costing people in the United States over 200 billion dollars per year. Even more, research shows that 4 out of 5 people will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, and most of them either feel hopeless about it or unsure how to treat it. In today’s episode, Dr. Sean Cailteux shares his story about how he found his calling in chiropractic medicine and how God played an integral role in getting him to this point in his life. Dr. Cailteux specializes in lower back pain, so he provides several methods that chiropractors can do to help people who experience it. He recommends what every good chiropractor should do when someone comes in with pain in the body as well as a few prevention tips. He also describes why decompression treatments and the Kinesio Taping Method are growing holistic treatments.

Later in the show, Dr. Michelle Robin welcomes Starla Bargmann from the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Starla explains how their LIVESTRONG program is impacting our community who are currently fighting cancer or cancer survivors. The LIVESTRONG program helps them work on their physical and mental health by providing fitness activities and a community of others who are along a similar journey.

About Today’s Guests:

Dr. Sean Cailteux specializes in lower back pain conditions and the care of extremities using Cox Flexion Distraction, Diversified, Activator, Spinal Decompression, Kinesio Taping Method, and Cold Laser therapy. He received his undergraduate from Washburn University in Exercise Physiology and Pre-Med. Graduating with Honors, Dr. Cailteux continued on to Parker University for a Doctorate in Chiropractic, Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy, and a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness. Dr. Cailteux finished his time at Parker University Cum Laude and was awarded The Robert J. Czopoth Service and Leadership Award as well as Best Technique Award, awarded to one member of every graduating class. He grew up in St. Mary’s, Kansas, and now calls Kansas City home, where he has been chiropractor at Your Wellness Connection for 12 years.

Starla Bargmann is the Healthy Living Director at the YMCA in the Greater Kansas City area. She joined the YMCA team in 2012 when she became a group exercise instructor, healthy living coach, personal trainer, and LIVESTRONG certified instructor. She is also a NETA certified personal trainer and a YUSA certified group exercise instructor. Starla has a Master’s degree in teaching. Before the YMCA, Starla taught high school history for six years and preschool for two years. When she isn’t working, she’s gardening. She and her family have a mini farm where they raise chickens, sell eggs, and raise turkeys for Thanksgiving.

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