Lemay, MO

Lemay, MO

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

Lemay, MO Low Back Pain

Lemay, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Lemay, 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 impact on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is becoming an accepted and recommended course of care for many patients suffering from low back pain. Physical therapy is an affordable solution, accessible option, and effective strategy for low back pain treatment that can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the satisfied patients in Lemay, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities due to the expert care and patient-centered approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find meaningful relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Lemay, MO lower back pain is a prevalent condition experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, 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 wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with specific risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most commonly found 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 generally categorized as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of a few days to several 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 pain begin to then experience chronic or recurring low back pain that consists of 12 or more weeks of consistent pain. Most of those who suffer from chronic back pain can still get relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Lemay, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and usually there are many different factors at play when deciding on the proper treatment plan.

Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to understand the cause of your lower back pain with the use of:

  • 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

Lemay, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

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

As an Axes patient, your Lemay, 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 Lemay, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments are objectively effective for addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Lemay, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more significant
health issue that requires additional treatment like steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician in order to plan the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Lemay, MO lower back pain physical therapy program based on your individual needs. This patient-centered style of care allows us to provide 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 frequently complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in Lemay, 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 a great way to treat Lemay, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.

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

Lemay, 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, overcoming your limitations, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Lemay, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Get one step closer to Lemay, 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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