Affton, MO

Affton, MO

Timely physical therapy care is highly effective in treating this common condition

Affton, MO Low Back Pain

Affton, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Affton, MO, you are not alone. Most of us experience lower back pain at least once in our lifetime. In fact, one of the biggest culprits of missed work and physician care is back pain. Low back pain is a complex issue, including conditions ranging from acute, injury-related episodes to long-term pain and difficulty. It is not surprising that this condition has substantial impact on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable course of care for many patients suffering from low back pain. Physical therapy is an accessible form of treatment for low back pain and is both affordable and effective. It can be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Be among the satisfied patients in Affton, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable care and individualized approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve lasting relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Affton, MO lower back pain is a common ailment experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Due to its high prevalence, it is also one of the most common causes of disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, accounting for approximately 149 million lost workdays per year. There are many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with different risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most commonly found in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, with the first attack typically occurring between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain can be labeled as either acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, with a duration of several days to a few weeks. Often, people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief after a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Yet, about 20 percent of those who experience acute low back pain develop chronic or recurring episodes of pain with a duration exceeding 12 weeks of consistent pain. The good news is that most of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Affton, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are multiple factors that must be addressed when deciding on the right treatment plan.

Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to understand your lower back pain and its cause through the following:

  • A review of your medical history
  • An interview about your symptoms and limitations
  • A physical examination
  • Screenings to eliminate the possibility of other serious health conditions
  • An evaulation of your movement

Common causes of low back pain:

  • Congenital
    • Skeletal irregularities
    • Spina Bifida
    • Scoliosis
  • Injuries
    • Strains and sprains
    • Spasms
    • Traumatic spine injuries
  • Degenerative Conditions
    • Spondlyosis
    • Inflammatory Disease (ie: arthritis)
  • Nerve and spinal cord issues
    • Spinal nerve compression, inflammation
    • Hermiated and ruptured discs
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Affton, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because Affton, MO low back pain is a condition commonly attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a Affton, MOlower back pain treatment course to include different treatments. Your Affton, MO low back pain physical therapist may use any of the following to treat your pain:

  • Manual therapies
    • Joint mobilization/manipulation
    • Soft tissue mobilization
    • Trigger point massage
  • Strength training
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Core stabilization
  • Stretches to improve flexibility
  • Ice and heat applications
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Education on back and spine safety
  • Education regarding proper posture and body mechanics for activities such as lifting, sitting, and sleeping
  • If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, your Affton, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Affton, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven successful in addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Affton, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
complication that requires additional treatment such as steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. If we determine that this is the case for you, we will work closely with your physician so we can design the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Affton, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. Our individualized approach is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is commonly complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Affton, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Studies have been published that that recovery and symptom reduction are directly influenced by the timing of interventions during an acute episode of low back pain. There is evidence that responsive and prompt physical therapy care minimizes opioid use (and dependence) as well as spending on medical bills. Physical therapy is an excellent form of treatment for Affton, MO low back pain, as it addresses the source of your pain effectively with little to no side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.

We are staffed by a team of professional back and spine specialists who, as experts in their field, have earned multiple degrees and certifications related to treating Affton, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. Treatment by our spine and back experts not only provides relief from pain but also helps protect you from additional damage or injury. Trust our dedication to responsible, safe, and effective care to help you find refuge from your pain and restoration of your abilities.

We treat a wide variety of conditions and complaints and have a team of specialists ready to help you. Some of our other services are:

Affton, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy

If you are living with back pain, it is time to try physical therapy treatment and enjoy relief. Receive evidence-based treatment and individualized care designed and administered by the talented licensed physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will put you on the track towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Affton, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care through one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Affton, MO low back pain relief by choosing the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acute Injury Management
  • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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