St. George, MO

St. George, MO

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

St. George, MO Low Back Pain

St. George, MO Low back pain. If you are experiencing low back pain in St. George, 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. 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 impact on healthcare spending and utilization.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable 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. Be among the many patients in St. George, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities due to the knowledgeable treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

St. George, 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 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. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with its own set of risk factors, but lower back pain is generally most commonly found 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 can be labeled as either acute or chronic. Acute cases are more common, which can last anywhere from several days to several weeks. Fortunately, many people who ecounter acute low back pain find relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Unfortunately, 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 constant pain. The good news is that most of the patients in this category can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

St. George, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and there are commonly many different factors that must be addressed when deciding on the best course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your St. George, MO low back pain. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. During your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, one of our licensed physical therapists will work with you to comprehend the cause of your lower back pain through the following:

  • 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
    • Sciatica and other nerve disorders
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

St. George, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because St. George, MO low back pain is a condition commonly attributed to a variety of factors, your St. George, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your St. George, 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 regarding proper posture and body mechanics 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 St. George, 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 successful in managing and removing lower back pain for many of our St. George, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more serious
complication that requires more involved treatment such as steroid injections or surgery if the primary, more conservative treatments are not effective in resolving your condition. We partner closely with your referring physician so we can determine the best course of management if you are not responding as intended.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we personalize your St. George, MO lower back pain physical therapy program to align with 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 often complex and influenced by multiple factors.

The efficacy of St. George, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. 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 a great way to treat St. George, 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 St. George, 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 additional 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. George, 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. 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, eradicating your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your St. George, MO low back pain.

Access exceptional 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. George, 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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