South County, MO

South County, MO

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

South County, MO Low Back Pain

South County, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in South County, 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.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy 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. Join the many patients in South County, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities because of the expert care and individualized approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

South County, MO lower back pain is a common condition experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, low back pain is also one of the most common reasons for disability and of missed workdays in adults in the US, accounting for approximately 149 million lost workdays per year. There are wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with unique risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most common 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 is typically either considered acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, which can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief after a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

However, about 20 percent of those who experience acute pain begin to then experience chronic or recurring low back pain that consists of 12 or more weeks of consistent pain. Most of chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

South County, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and there are commonly many different factors at play when designing the best treatment plan.

As such, understanding the cause of your South County, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend where your lower back pain issue arises 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

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

South County, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because South County, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by multiple factors, it is often appropriate for a South County, MOlower back pain treatment course to include different treatments. Your South County, 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 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

As an Axes patient, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your South County, 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 removing lower back pain for many of our South County, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
complication that requires additional treatment such as 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 in order to 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 personalize your South County, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. This patient-centered approach allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and multi-factoral.

Success in South County, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. Industry-approved studies show 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 a great way to treat South County, 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.

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 South County, 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. 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:

South County, 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. Receive evidence-based treatment and individualized care designed and administered by the talented licensed physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will help you move towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, eliminating your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your South County, MO low back pain.

Access premium physical therapy care through one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Take the first step toward effective, affordable South County, 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
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
MSPT, CMPT

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