Schluersburg, MO Low Back Pain
Schluersburg, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in Schluersburg, 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 significant impact on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.
Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, becoming an accepted and recommended course of care for many patients suffering from low back pain. Physical therapy is an affordable solution, accessible option, and effective strategy for low back pain treatment 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 Schluersburg, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and individualized 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
Schluersburg, MO lower back pain is a common issue 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 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 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 a few days to a few weeks. Fortunately, many people suffering from acute low back pain find relief within a few days without the need for major 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 consistent pain. The majority of chronic back pain sufferers are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.
Schluersburg, MO Low Back Pain Causes
Lower back pain is a complicated issue and usually there are multiple factors at play when determining the right treatment plan.
Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. 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 understand the cause of your lower back pain by conducting:
- 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
We treat a wide range of low back pain causes:
- Skeletal irregularities
- Spina Bifida
- Strains and sprains
- Traumatic spine injuries
- Degenerative Conditions
- Inflammatory Disease (ie: arthritis)
- Nerve and spinal cord issues
- Spinal nerve compression, inflammation
- Hermiated and ruptured discs
- Sciatica and other nerve disorders
- Spinal stenosis
- Non-Spine Related Sources
- Kidney Stones
- Some Infections
Schluersburg, MO Low Back Pain Treatments
As Schluersburg, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by a variety of factors, your Schluersburg, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your Schluersburg, 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 to improve flexibility
- 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
- If necessary, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight
At Axes Physical Therapy, your Schluersburg, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with an extensive history of treating complex spine and back problems like yours. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively effective for managing and removing lower back pain for many of our Schluersburg, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
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 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 Schluersburg, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. Our individualized approach is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is often complex and influenced by multiple factors.
The efficacy of Schluersburg, 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. 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 Schluersburg, MO low back pain, as it addresses the source of your pain effectively with little to no side effects ,while its ability to provide relief is supported by substantial evidence.
Our team of highly trained spine specialists have years of experience and multiple certifications as experts in the management of Schluersburg, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. When you are treated by our spine and back team, you will, first and foremost, experience relief from your persistent pain. However, our treatment also helps prevent further 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:
Schluersburg, 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, removing your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Schluersburg, 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. Get one step closer to Schluersburg, MO low back pain relief by choosing the location nearest you or sending us a message online today.