Bismarck, MO

Bismarck, MO

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

Bismarck, MO Low Back Pain

Bismarck, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Bismarck, 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 significant impact on healthcare spending and utilization.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many patients suffering from low back pain. Your physical therapist is an affordable, accessible, and effective low back pain resource that can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the many patients in Bismarck, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable care and individualized approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Bismarck, MO lower back pain is a common condition experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Due to its high prevalence, low back pain 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 wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with different risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most common in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, but many people experience their first episode between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain can be labeled as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of a few days to a few weeks. Often, people suffering from acute low back pain find relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

However, about 20 percent of those who experience acute pain begin to then experience chronic or recurring low back pain that consists of 12 or more weeks of constant pain. The majority of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Bismarck, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and usually there are many different factors at play when designing the right course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your Bismarck, MO low back pain. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. If you come in for your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend the cause of your lower back pain with the use of:

  • A review of your medical history
  • An interview about your symptoms and limitations
  • A physical examination
  • Screenings to rule out 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
    • Nerve disorders such as sciatica
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Bismarck, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Bismarck, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by multiple factors, your Bismarck, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Bismarck, 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 on body mechanics and demonstration of correct posture and movements for activities such as lifting, sitting, and sleeping
  • When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Bismarck, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with an extensive history of treating complex spine and back problems like yours. We employ data-backed treatment methods that have been proven effective for managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Bismarck, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
issue that requires additional treatment such as steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician so we can design the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Bismarck, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey based on your individual needs. Our individualized style of care allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is often complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Bismarck, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Recent data suggests that recovery and symptom reduction are directly influenced by the timing of interventions during an acute episode of low back pain. Rapid accessibility to a physical therapist has been shown to reduce opioid use and results in a reduction in downstream medical costs. Physical therapy is an excellent form of treatment for Bismarck, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful 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 Bismarck, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. When you are treated by our spine and back team, you will, first and foremost, experience relief from your persistent pain. However, our treatment also helps protect you from additional damage or injury. Our dedication to restoring your ability to live and move without pain means you receive the safest and most effective treatment solutions available.

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:

Bismarck, 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 further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Bismarck, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Receive quality physical therapy care through one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Bismarck, MO low back pain treatment 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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