Maryland Heights, MO

Maryland Heights, MO

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

Maryland Heights, MO Low Back Pain

Maryland Heights, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Maryland Heights, 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. Low back pain is a complex issue, including conditions ranging from acute, injury-related episodes to long-term pain and difficulty. It is not surprising that this condition has substantial impact 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 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 be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Be among the many patients in Maryland Heights, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Maryland Heights, MO lower back pain is a common 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 different 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. Acute cases are more common, with a duration of a few days to several weeks. Often, people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Unfortunately, about 20 percent of those who experience acute low back pain develop chronic or recurring episodes of pain with a duration exceeding 12 weeks of consistent pain. The majority 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.

Maryland Heights, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and there are commonly many different factors that must be addressed when designing the proper treatment plan.

Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. As physical therapists, we are experts in movement and movement dysfunction. During your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend where your lower back pain issue arises with the use of:

  • 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 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

Maryland Heights, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As most Maryland Heights, MO low back pain is caused by a variety of factors, your Maryland Heights, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a variety of related treatments. Your Maryland Heights, 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
  • When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, your Maryland Heights, 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. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven effective for addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Maryland Heights, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
complication that requires more involved treatment like steroid injections or surgery as an alternative if conservative care doesn’t resolve your condition. If we determine that this is the case for you, we will work closely with your physician in order to determine the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Maryland Heights, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey to align with your individual needs. Our individualized style of care allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is commonly complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Maryland Heights, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Recent data suggests that recovery and symptom reduction are directly influenced by the timing of interventions during an acute episode of low back 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 Maryland Heights, 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 Maryland Heights, 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 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:

Maryland Heights, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, eliminating your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. In our hands, your Maryland Heights, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Access exceptional 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 Maryland Heights, 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 (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Judy Watkins
Front Office Supervisor
John Ruesler
DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.

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