Robertsville, MO

Robertsville, MO

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

Robertsville, MO Low Back Pain

Robertsville, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Robertsville, 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 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 satisfied patients in Robertsville, 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 we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Robertsville, MO lower back pain is a common condition experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Due to its high prevalence, low back pain is also one of the most common causes of disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, accounting for approximately 149 million lost workdays per year. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with different 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 generally categorized as either acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, which can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain are able to experience relief within a few days without the need for major 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 persistent 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.

Robertsville, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and usually there are multiple factors at play when planning out the proper treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your Robertsville, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. If you come in for your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who 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 rule out other serious health conditions
  • An observation 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

Robertsville, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Robertsville, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by a variety of factors, your Robertsville, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Robertsville, 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
  • If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Robertsville, 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 are objectively successful in managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Robertsville, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the 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. If we determine that this is the case for you, we will work closely with your physician in order to plan the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your Robertsville, MO lower back pain physical therapy program based on your individual needs. Our individualized approach 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.

The efficacy of Robertsville, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. 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 Robertsville, 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 Robertsville, 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:

Robertsville, 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, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Robertsville, MO low back pain.

Access quality 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 Robertsville, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Kelsey Kessler
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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