Grantwood Village, MO

Grantwood Village, MO

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

Grantwood Village, MO Low Back Pain

Grantwood Village, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Grantwood Village, 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, becoming an accepted and recommended 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 many patients in Grantwood Village, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered 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

Grantwood Village, MO lower back pain is a common issue experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Due to its high prevalence, it is one of the leading reasons for disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, with about 149 million lost workdays per year attributed to the condition. There are many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with unique risk factors, but in general lower back pain is 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, which can last anywhere from 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.

Unfortunately, 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 consistent pain. The good news is that most of chronic back pain sufferers are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Grantwood Village, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and usually there are multiple factors at play when designing the proper course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your Grantwood Village, MO low back pain. Physical therapists have a deep and valuable understanding of 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 understand where your lower back pain issue arises through the following:

  • 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:

  • 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
    • Nerve disorders such as sciatica
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Grantwood Village, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As most Grantwood Village, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, your Grantwood Village, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your Grantwood Village, MO low back pain physical therapist may use any of the following to treat your pain:

  • 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
  • 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 Grantwood Village, 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 are objectively successful in managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Grantwood Village, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
issue that requires additional treatment such as 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 in order to design the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Grantwood Village, 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 each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and multi-factoral.

Success in Grantwood Village, 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 Grantwood Village, MO low back pain, as it addresses the source of your pain effectively with little to no side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.

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 Grantwood Village, 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:

Grantwood Village, 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, eliminating your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Grantwood Village, MO low back pain.

Access premium physical therapy care through the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Grantwood Village, MO low back pain treatment 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

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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