Sappington, MO

Sappington, MO

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

Sappington, MO Low Back Pain

Sappington, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Sappington, 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. 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 impact 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. Your physical therapist is an affordable, accessible, and effective low back pain resource that can be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the many patients in Sappington, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities due to the expert treatment and patient-centered approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Sappington, MO lower back pain is a prevalent condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during 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 unique risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most commonly found in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, but many people experience their first episode between the ages of 30 and 50.

Low back pain can be labeled as either acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief within a few days without the need for major treatment.

However, 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 majority of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

Sappington, MO Low Back Pain Causes

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

As such, understanding the cause of your Sappington, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. As physical therapists, we are experts 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 understand 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 observation 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

Sappington, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As most Sappington, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, your Sappington, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a variety of related treatments. Your Sappington, 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 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

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your Sappington, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Sappington, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively successful in managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Sappington, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more serious
health issue 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 to design 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 Sappington, 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 each patient we see. This is a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in Sappington, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. 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 an excellent form of treatment for Sappington, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects and there is considerable evidence supporting its reliability.

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 Sappington, 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 prevent 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:

Sappington, 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 help you move towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, removing your lower back pain, and protecting against future back issues or disability. In our hands, your Sappington, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Access premium physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Take the first step toward effective, affordable Sappington, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Jodi Klott
PT, DPT, ASTYM Cert.
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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