St. Ann, MO

St. Ann, MO

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

St. Ann, MO Low Back Pain

St. Ann, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in St. Ann, 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, one of the biggest culprits of missed work and physician care is back pain. 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 healthcare spending and utilization.

Physical therapy has fortunately moved into the mainstream, accepted and recommended as a viable course of care 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 St. Ann, MO who have experienced significant low back pain relief and a return to normal activities because of the expert treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve lasting relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

St. Ann, 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 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 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 commonly found in adults in their 50’s and 60’s, though the first attack often presents 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 a few weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter 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 consistent pain. The good news is that most of chronic back pain sufferers are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

St. Ann, MO Low Back Pain Causes

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

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your St. Ann, MO low back pain. As physical therapists, we are experts in movement and movement dysfunction. During your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to understand where your lower back pain issue arises 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
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

St. Ann, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most St. Ann, MO low back pain is attributed to multiple factors, it is often appropriate for a St. Ann, MOlower back pain treatment course to include different treatments. Your St. Ann, 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

As an Axes patient, your St. Ann, MO low back pain will be evaluated and treated by highly qualified physical therapists with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the St. Ann, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that have been proven effective for addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our St. Ann, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more significant
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 plan 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 St. Ann, 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 a strength particularly when it comes to low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in St. Ann, 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 St. Ann, 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 St. Ann, 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 protect against 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:

St. Ann, 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, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. In our hands, your St. Ann, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Access exceptional physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to St. Ann, MO low back pain relief 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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