Leadwood, MO

Leadwood, MO

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

Leadwood, MO Low Back Pain

Leadwood, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Leadwood, 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 substantial effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

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. Your physical therapist is an affordable, accessible, and effective low back pain resource that can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Join the many patients in Leadwood, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you lasting relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Leadwood, MO lower back pain is a common condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it 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. There are many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with its own set of risk factors, but in general lower back pain is 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 can be labeled as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Often, people suffering from acute low back pain find relief after a few days without the need for major treatment.

However, about 20 percent of individuals experiencing acute low back pain develop chronic or recurring episodes of pain with a duration exceeding 12 weeks of consistent pain. Most of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Leadwood, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are multiple factors at play when planning out the right course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your Leadwood, MO low back pain. As physical therapists, we are experts in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to comprehend 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 observation 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

Leadwood, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Leadwood, MO low back pain is caused by a variety of factors, your Leadwood, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a variety of related treatments. Your Leadwood, 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 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
  • If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, your Leadwood, 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. We employ data-backed treatment methods that have been proven successful in managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Leadwood, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
medical problem that requires more involved treatment such as steroid injections or surgery as an alternative if conservative care doesn’t resolve 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

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Leadwood, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey your individual needs. This patient-centered approach is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is often complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Leadwood, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Recent data suggests 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 a great way to treat Leadwood, 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 Leadwood, 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 additional 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:

Leadwood, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy

You deserve relief from your back pain. Experience that relief with physical therapy. 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 preventing further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Leadwood, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Receive quality 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 Leadwood, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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