Potosi, MO

Potosi, MO

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

Potosi, MO Low Back Pain

Potosi, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Potosi, MO, you are not alone. Most of us experience lower back pain at least once in our lifetime. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician or miss work. 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 significant effects on healthcare spending and utilization.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable course of care for many patients suffering from low 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 Potosi, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities due to the knowledgeable care and patient-centered approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find complete relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Potosi, MO lower back pain is a common condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Due to its high prevalence, it is one of the leading 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 many different causes and types of lower back pain, each with unique risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most likely to occur 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 is typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from several days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain are able to experience relief after 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 constant pain. The good news is that most of the patients in this category can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Potosi, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are multiple factors that must be addressed when planning out the right treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your Potosi, 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. 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 through the following:

  • 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

Potosi, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because Potosi, MO low back pain is a condition commonly attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a Potosi, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a variety of related treatments. Your Potosi, 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 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

At Axes Physical Therapy, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Potosi, 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 Potosi, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
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 determine the best course of management if you are not responding as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Potosi, MO lower back pain physical therapy program 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 especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is frequently complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Potosi, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Recent data suggests 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 an excellent form of treatment for Potosi, 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 Potosi, 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. 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:

Potosi, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. In our hands, your Potosi, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

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 Potosi, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Kinsey Phelps
Front Office
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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