Clarkson Valley, MO Low Back Pain
Clarkson Valley, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Clarkson Valley, 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. 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. Join the many patients in Clarkson Valley, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and individualized approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you meaningful relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.
Prevalence of Lower Back Pain
Clarkson Valley, MO lower back pain is a prevalent condition experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, 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. Lower back pain can have many different causes, 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, with the first attack typically occurring 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 a few weeks. Fortunately, many 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 pain begin to then experience chronic or recurring low back pain that consists of 12 or more weeks of constant pain. The majority of the patients in this category are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.
Clarkson Valley, MO Low Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is a complex issue and there are commonly many different factors for your physical therapist to consider when determining 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 have a deep and valuable understanding of movement and movement dysfunction. During your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to understand 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 observation of your movement
Common causes of low back pain:
- 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
- Sciatica and other nerve disorders
- Spinal stenosis
- Non-Spine Related Sources
- Kidney Stones
- Some Infections
Clarkson Valley, MO Low Back Pain Treatments
Because Clarkson Valley, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by multiple factors, your Clarkson Valley, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Clarkson Valley, 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
As an Axes patient, your Clarkson Valley, 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 have been proven effective for managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Clarkson Valley, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
complication 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 design 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 tailor your Clarkson Valley, 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 each patient we see. This is a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and influenced by multiple factors.
Success in Clarkson Valley, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Studies have been published that 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 an excellent form of treatment for Clarkson Valley, 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 Clarkson Valley, 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 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:
Clarkson Valley, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy
You deserve relief from your back pain. Experience that relief with physical therapy. 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, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. In our hands, your Clarkson Valley, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.
Access quality physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Clarkson Valley, MO low back pain relief by selecting the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.