Gilmore, MO

Gilmore, MO

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

Gilmore, MO Low Back Pain

Gilmore, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Gilmore, MO, you are not alone. their Lower back pain is a common condition that many individuals experience at some point in their 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.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many sufferers of lower back pain. Physical therapy is an accessible form of treatment for low back pain and is both affordable and effective. It can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Join the satisfied patients in Gilmore, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find lasting relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Gilmore, 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 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. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with specific risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most likely to occur 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 generally categorized as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of several days to several weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief after 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 constant pain. The good news is that most of the patients in this category can still get relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Gilmore, 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 planning out the right treatment plan.

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 comprehend where your lower back pain issue arises 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 evaulation of your movement

We treat a wide range of low back pain causes:

  • 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

Gilmore, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Gilmore, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, your Gilmore, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a variety of related treatments. Your Gilmore, 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

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Gilmore, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Gilmore, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that have been proven effective for addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Gilmore, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
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 so we can determine the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Gilmore, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey to align with 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 especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Gilmore, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. 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 Gilmore, 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 Gilmore, 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. 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:

Gilmore, 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 help you move towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Gilmore, MO low back pain.

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 Gilmore, 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
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Elizabeth Korte
Front Office Supervisor
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L

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