Oakville, MO

Oakville, MO

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

Oakville, MO Low Back Pain

Oakville, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Oakville, 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 effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is 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 be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the many patients in Oakville, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities due to the knowledgeable care and individualized approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find lasting relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Oakville, MO lower back pain is a common issue that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it is also one of the most common 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 its own set of risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most common 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 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 a few weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain find relief after a few days without the need for major treatment.

However, 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 constant pain. The good news is that most of chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Oakville, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and usually there are many different factors for your physical therapist to consider when determining the right treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your Oakville, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. 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, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend where your lower back pain issue arises 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 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
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Oakville, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As most Oakville, MO low back pain is caused by multiple factors, your Oakville, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your Oakville, 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

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Oakville, 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 have been proven effective for managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Oakville, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
issue that requires additional 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 to plan 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 personalize your Oakville, MO lower back pain physical therapy program to align with your individual needs. Our individualized 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 Oakville, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Industry-approved studies show 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 Oakville, 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.

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 Oakville, 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:

Oakville, 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 put you on the track 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 Oakville, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Oakville, 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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