Kimmswick, MO

Kimmswick, MO

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

Kimmswick, MO Low Back Pain

Kimmswick, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Kimmswick, 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 significant effects 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. 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. Be among the many patients in Kimmswick, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities thanks to the expert care and patient-centered approach we take at 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

Kimmswick, MO lower back pain is a common issue that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during 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 likely to occur in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, though the first attack often presents between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain is typically either considered acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, with a duration of several days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Yet, 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 majority of chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Kimmswick, 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 proper treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your Kimmswick, 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 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 rule out other serious health conditions
  • An assessment 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
    • Nerve disorders such as sciatica
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Kimmswick, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Kimmswick, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, it is often appropriate for a Kimmswick, MOlower back pain treatment course to include different treatments. Your Kimmswick, 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

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Kimmswick, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Kimmswick, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments are objectively successful in managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Kimmswick, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
issue that requires more involved 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

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Kimmswick, MO lower back pain physical therapy program 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 influenced by multiple factors.

The efficacy of Kimmswick, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Industry-approved studies show 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 Kimmswick, 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.

Our team of highly trained spine specialists have years of experience and multiple certifications as experts in the management of Kimmswick, 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 against additional 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:

Kimmswick, 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 help you move towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, eradicating your lower back pain, and preventing further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Kimmswick, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Kimmswick, MO low back pain treatment by choosing 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Ashley Lane
Front Office
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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