Portage Des Sioux, MO

Portage Des Sioux, MO

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

Portage Des Sioux, MO Low Back Pain

Portage Des Sioux, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Portage Des Sioux, 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, 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 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 Portage Des Sioux, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities thanks to the expert care and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Portage Des Sioux, MO lower back pain is a prevalent issue experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it is also one of the most common causes of 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 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. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of several days to several weeks. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days without the need for major treatment.

Unfortunately, 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. The good news is that most of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Portage Des Sioux, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and there are commonly multiple factors for your physical therapist to consider 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 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 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

Portage Des Sioux, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Portage Des Sioux, MO low back pain is a condition commonly attributed to multiple factors, it is often appropriate for a Portage Des Sioux, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a variety of related treatments. Your Portage Des Sioux, 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

At Axes Physical Therapy, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Portage Des Sioux, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Portage Des Sioux, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively effective for managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Portage Des Sioux, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
complication 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 intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your Portage Des Sioux, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey based on your individual needs. Our individualized style of care allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in Portage Des Sioux, 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. 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 an excellent form of treatment for Portage Des Sioux, 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 Portage Des Sioux, 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:

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

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Portage Des Sioux, 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
  • 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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