Bloomsdale, MO

Bloomsdale, MO

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

Bloomsdale, MO Low Back Pain

Bloomsdale, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Bloomsdale, 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. 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 spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable course of care for many sufferers of lower 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. Join the satisfied patients in Bloomsdale, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and individualized approach of 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

Bloomsdale, MO lower back pain is a prevalent condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, low back pain 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. There are many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with specific risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most likely to occur 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 is generally categorized as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of a few days to several weeks. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Unfortunately, about 20 percent of individuals experiencing acute low back pain develop chronic or recurring episodes of pain with a duration exceeding 12 weeks of persistent pain. Most of the patients in this category are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Bloomsdale, MO Low Back Pain Causes

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

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. 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 understand where your lower back pain issue arises with the use of:

  • 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

We treat a wide range of low back pain causes:

  • 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

Bloomsdale, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Bloomsdale, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by multiple factors, it is often appropriate for a Bloomsdale, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a variety of related treatments. Your Bloomsdale, 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

At Axes Physical Therapy, your Bloomsdale, 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 Bloomsdale, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively effective for managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Bloomsdale, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
health issue that requires more involved treatment such as steroid injections or surgery as an alternative if conservative care doesn’t resolve your condition. If we determine that this is the case for you, we will work closely with your physician to determine the best course of management if you are not responding as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Bloomsdale, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey based on your individual needs. This patient-centered style of care is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is commonly complex and multi-factoral.

Success in Bloomsdale, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Recent data suggests that the swift timing of interventions for acute low back pain is correlated with the ability to recover and reduce 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 a great way to treat Bloomsdale, MO low back pain, as it addresses the source of your pain effectively with little to no side effects ,while its ability to provide relief is supported by substantial evidence.

Our team of highly trained spine specialists have years of experience and multiple certifications as experts in the management of Bloomsdale, 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 prevent 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:

Bloomsdale, 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 help you move towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, eradicating your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. In our hands, your Bloomsdale, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Receive quality physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Bloomsdale, 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
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.

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