Bridgeton, MO

Bridgeton, MO

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

Bridgeton, MO Low Back Pain

Bridgeton, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Bridgeton, MO, you are not alone. their Lower back pain is a common condition that many individuals experience at some point in their lifetime. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician or miss work. 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 effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, becoming an accepted and recommended treatment strategy for many sufferers of lower back pain. Physical therapy is an accessible form of treatment for low back pain and is both affordable and effective. It can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the many patients in Bridgeton, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities due to the expert care and individualized approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Bridgeton, MO lower back pain is a prevalent ailment experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in 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. There are wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with unique risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most commonly found 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 typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from several days to several weeks. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief after 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 constant pain. Most of those who suffer from chronic back pain can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Bridgeton, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and there are commonly multiple factors for your physical therapist to consider when designing the best treatment plan.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your Bridgeton, 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 understand 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 observation 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
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Bridgeton, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Bridgeton, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a Bridgeton, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a combination of treatments. Your Bridgeton, 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
  • If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Bridgeton, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with an extensive history of treating complex spine and back problems like yours. Our evidence-based treatments are objectively successful in addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Bridgeton, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
issue that requires more involved treatment such as steroid injections or surgery as an alternative if conservative care doesn’t resolve your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician to plan the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Bridgeton, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey to align with your individual needs. This patient-centered approach 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 influenced by multiple factors.

Success in Bridgeton, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Industry-approved studies show 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 a great way to treat Bridgeton, 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 Bridgeton, 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. 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:

Bridgeton, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy

You deserve relief from your back pain. Experience that relief with physical therapy. 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, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Bridgeton, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Get one step closer to Bridgeton, MO low back pain relief 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.
Kait Kopp
Front Office Supervisor
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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