Campbellton, MO Low Back Pain
Campbellton, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Campbellton, 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. 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 becoming an accepted and recommended 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 be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the many patients in Campbellton, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities because of the expert treatment 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
Campbellton, MO lower back pain is a prevalent 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 reasons for 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 its own set of risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most common 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 generally categorized as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief within 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 persistent pain. The majority of chronic back pain sufferers are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.
Campbellton, MO Low Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are many different factors that must be addressed when determining the proper 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. During your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to understand where your lower back pain issue arises 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
We treat a wide range of low back pain causes:
- Skeletal irregularities
- Spina Bifida
- Strains and sprains
- Traumatic spine injuries
- Degenerative Conditions
- Inflammatory Disease (ie: arthritis)
- Nerve and spinal cord issues
- Spinal nerve compression, inflammation
- Hermiated and ruptured discs
- Nerve disorders such as sciatica
- Spinal stenosis
- Non-Spine Related Sources
- Kidney Stones
- Some Infections
Campbellton, MO Low Back Pain Treatments
Because most Campbellton, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, your Campbellton, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Campbellton, 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
- When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight
At Axes Physical Therapy, your Campbellton, 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. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively effective for managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Campbellton, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more significant
medical problem that requires additional treatment like 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 in order to determine the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as intended.
Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain
When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Campbellton, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. This patient-centered style of care allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is frequently complex and influenced by multiple factors.
The efficacy of Campbellton, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Recent data suggests that the swift timing of interventions for acute low back pain is correlated with the ability to recover and reduce 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 Campbellton, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.
Our team of highly trained spine specialists have years of experience and multiple certifications as experts in the management of Campbellton, 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 against further 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:
Campbellton, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Campbellton, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.
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 Campbellton, MO low back pain relief by choosing the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.