Desoto, MO Low Back Pain
Desoto, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Desoto, 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 substantial impact on healthcare spending and utilization.
Fortunately, physical therapy is becoming an accepted and recommended treatment strategy 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. Be among the satisfied patients in Desoto, 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 meaningful relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.
Prevalence of Lower Back Pain
Desoto, MO lower back pain is a prevalent ailment 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 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 unique risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most common 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 can be labeled as either acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, which can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain are able to experience relief after 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. The good news is that most of chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.
Desoto, MO Low Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is a complicated issue and usually there are many different factors for your physical therapist to consider when determining the best course of treatment.
As such, understanding the cause of your Desoto, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. As physical therapists, we are experts 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 by conducting:
- 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 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
- Sciatica and other nerve disorders
- Spinal stenosis
- Non-Spine Related Sources
- Kidney Stones
- Some Infections
Desoto, MO Low Back Pain Treatments
Because most Desoto, MO low back pain is attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a Desoto, MOlower back pain treatment course to include different treatments. Your Desoto, 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 regarding proper posture and body mechanics 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 Desoto, 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. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven successful in managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Desoto, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
issue that requires additional treatment like steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician to determine the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.
Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain
As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Desoto, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. Our individualized 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 frequently complex and multi-factoral.
The efficacy of Desoto, 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. 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 Desoto, 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 Desoto, 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 you from 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:
Desoto, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, removing your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. In our hands, your Desoto, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.
Access 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 Desoto, MO low back pain relief by selecting the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.