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Low Back Pain

Studies have shown that nearly 78% of people experience low back pain at least once in their lifetime and as much as 18-28% of people are currently experience pain at this moment.

As a result, many people lose money from time missed at work, have an inability to participate in their favorite recreational activities, and have seen a general decrease in quality of living due to this debilitating pain. In addition, the ost of treating low back pain has been enormous and placed a large burden on our health care system. This has lead many people to ask the questions of; what causes low back pain and what are the most affordable and effective treatments available?



The causes of low back pain often seem endless, but it has been found through research and over time that some factors tend to be more common then others. Some of the most common causes include a herniated disc, a recent fracture, osteoarthritis, spondylolisthesis, a recent sprain of the back musculature, and spinal stenosis. Of those listed, a herniated disc is often the most likely culprit. Fortunately, Dr. Tiffany Starnes, Chiropractor at Body Elements Chiropractic is trained to provide you with the most appropriate care. Many people suffer from low back pain after a car accident or work injury. Dr. Tiffany Starnes accepts no fault and workers’ compensation, therefore, your treatment may be covered 100% by insurance.



The majority of people that have visited a chiropractor for the treatment of low back pain have not only gained significant relief from treatment. Chiropractic care has been shown time and time again to be the most effective treatment for low back pain.

The reason that chiropractic care is so effective for fixing low back pain is that it gets to the source of the problem.

The first step in figuring out the cause of your low back pain is a thorough examination. You may be asked to bend, twist and move in ways that could provoke your symptoms. If we can identify a mechanical cause of your pain, we can classify your condition and obtain the proper diagnosis.

In the majority of cases lower back pain is caused by derangement within the spinal joints, ligaments, discs and muscles. Poor posture, trauma, degenerative processes, stress and toxins can cause an internal change in these spinal structures. This change causes altered biomechanics, muscle spasms, pain, stiffness, sciatica, headaches, numbness, tingling, pins and needles. You may find that your pain is increased by certain activities like sitting, standing or bending. Often, the pain level varies and can be intermittent.

If you're struggling with lower back pain from a car accident, work injury, or just “threw your back out bending down” Dr. Tiffany Starnes at Body Elements Chiropractic is here to help.

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