Earth City, MO Low Back Pain
Earth City, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Earth 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 effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.
Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many patients suffering from low back pain. Physical therapy is an accessible form of treatment for low back pain and is both affordable and effective. It can be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the many patients in Earth City, 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. Let us help you find meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.
Prevalence of Lower Back Pain
Earth City, MO lower back pain is a common issue that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during 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. There are many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with different 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, with a duration of several days to several weeks. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.
Unfortunately, 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 chronic back pain sufferers are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.
Earth City, MO Low Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are multiple factors for your physical therapist to consider when determining the best course of treatment.
As such, understanding the cause of your Earth City, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. If you come in for your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to comprehend your lower back pain and its cause 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 assessment 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
Earth City, MO Low Back Pain Treatments
Because most Earth City, MO low back pain is caused by multiple factors, your Earth City, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a variety of related treatments. Your Earth 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, your Earth City, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Earth City, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven successful in addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Earth City, 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 if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician so we can 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 personalize your Earth City, MO lower back pain physical therapy program based on your individual needs. This patient-centered style of care is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is often complex and multi-factoral.
The efficacy of Earth City, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Studies have been published that 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 Earth City, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful 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 Earth 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 further damage or injury. Trust our dedication to responsible, safe, and effective care to help you find refuge from your pain and restoration of your abilities.
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:
Earth 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 help you move towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, eliminating your lower back pain, and preventing further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Earth City, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.
Receive premium physical therapy care through one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Earth City, MO low back pain treatment by choosing the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.