Berkeley, MO

Berkeley, MO

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

Berkeley, MO Low Back Pain

Berkeley, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Berkeley, MO, you are not alone. Most of us experience lower back pain at least once in our lifetime. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician or miss work. From an acute episode directly caused by an injury to long-lasting limitations and pain due to a chronic injury, low back pain is a complex condition with substantial effects on healthcare spending and utilization.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many sufferers of lower back pain. Physical therapy is an affordable solution, accessible option, and effective strategy for low back pain treatment that can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the many patients in Berkeley, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable care and patient-centered 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

Berkeley, MO lower back pain is a common ailment that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it is one of the leading causes of disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, with about 149 million lost workdays per year attributed to the condition. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with different risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most likely to occur in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, though the first attack often presents between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain is typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of a few days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days without the need for major 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 persistent pain. The majority of those who suffer from chronic back pain can still get relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Berkeley, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are many different factors for your physical therapist to consider when designing the right course of treatment.

As such, understanding the cause of your Berkeley, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. If you come in for your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to comprehend the cause of your lower back pain by conducting:

  • 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 assessment 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

Berkeley, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Berkeley, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, your Berkeley, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your Berkeley, MO low back pain physical therapist may treat your pain with:

  • 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 on body mechanics and demonstration of correct posture and movements for activities such as lifting, sitting, and sleeping
  • If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

As an Axes patient, your Berkeley, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with an extensive history of treating complex spine and back problems like yours. Our evidence-based treatments are objectively effective for addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Berkeley, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
issue 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 to plan the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Berkeley, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey to align with your individual needs. Our individualized style of care is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is often complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in Berkeley, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Recent data suggests 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 Berkeley, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects ,while its ability to provide relief is supported by substantial evidence.

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 Berkeley, 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 against further 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:

Berkeley, 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. When you become a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, you will undergo personalized care through evidence-based treatments, all under the care of our exceptionally talented licensed practicing physical therapists. We will help you move towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Berkeley, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care through the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Berkeley, MO low back pain treatment by selecting 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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