Crystal City, MO

Crystal City, MO

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

Crystal City, MO Low Back Pain

Crystal City, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Crystal City, 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. 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 healthcare spending and utilization.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, accepted and recommended as a viable course of care for many patients suffering from low 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 Crystal City, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Crystal City, MO lower back pain is a common ailment that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during 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, 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, 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 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 individuals experiencing acute pain begin to then experience chronic or recurring low back pain that consists of 12 or more weeks of persistent pain. The majority of chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Crystal City, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are many different factors at play when designing the proper treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your Crystal City, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend your lower back pain and its cause 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 observation 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
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Crystal City, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Crystal City, MO low back pain is attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a Crystal City, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a combination of treatments. Your Crystal City, 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 and flexibility exercises
  • 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 Crystal City, 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 have been proven effective for addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Crystal City, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
health issue that requires additional 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 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

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Crystal City, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. Our individualized approach 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 frequently complex and influenced by multiple factors.

The efficacy of Crystal City, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Recent data suggests 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 an excellent form of treatment for Crystal City, 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.

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 Crystal City, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. Treatment by our spine and back experts not only provides relief from pain but 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:

Crystal City, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, eradicating your lower back pain, and preventing further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Crystal City, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Receive quality physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Get one step closer to Crystal City, 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
  • 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

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