St. Genevieve, MO

St. Genevieve, MO

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

St. Genevieve, MO Low Back Pain

St. Genevieve, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in St. Genevieve, 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 substantial effects on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is becoming an accepted and recommended 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 be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the many patients in St. Genevieve, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the expert care and individualized approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Let us help you find lasting low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

St. Genevieve, MO lower back pain is a common issue experienced by an estimated 80% of the population at some point in their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, it 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. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with specific risk factors, but in general lower back pain is 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 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. Often, people who ecounter acute low back pain are able to experience relief after a few days without the need for major treatment.

Yet, 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 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. Genevieve, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are many different factors at play when designing the proper course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your St. Genevieve, MO low back pain. Physical therapists have a deep and valuable understanding of 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 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 evaulation 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

St. Genevieve, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As most St. Genevieve, MO low back pain is attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a St. Genevieve, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a variety of related treatments. Your St. Genevieve, 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
  • When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, your St. Genevieve, 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. Genevieve, MO area. We employ data-backed treatment methods that are objectively successful in addressing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our St. Genevieve, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
health issue that requires more involved treatment such as 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 to determine the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your St. Genevieve, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey to align with your individual needs. This patient-centered approach is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to each patient we see. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is often complex and multi-factoral.

Success in St. Genevieve, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Industry-approved studies show 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 St. Genevieve, MO low back pain, as it addresses the source of your pain effectively with little to no 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. Genevieve, 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:

St. Genevieve, 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. Be prepared to say goodbye to your St. Genevieve, MO low back pain.

Access quality physical therapy care through the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Take the first step toward effective, affordable St. Genevieve, 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Brian Little
Front Office Supervisor
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT
Mark Smith
PT, DPT
Eric Meyer
PT, DPT
Derrick Wolk
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT

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