St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

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

St. Louis, MO Low Back Pain

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

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many sufferers of lower back pain. Physical therapy is an accessible form of treatment for low back pain and is both affordable and effective. It can successfully restore your movement, protect you from further injury, and reduce or completely eliminate your pain. Be among the many patients in St. Louis, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities because of the knowledgeable care and individualized approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you complete relief from low back pain by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

St. Louis, 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, it 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. Lower back pain can have many different causes, each with different risk factors, but in general lower back pain is 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 is typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of 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.

Unfortunately, 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 majority of the patients in this category are still able to find relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

St. Louis, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complex issue and usually there are multiple factors for your physical therapist to consider when designing the right course of treatment.

This is why it is so important for your medical providers to investigate and understand the cause of your St. Louis, MO low back pain. Physical therapists are well-versed in movement and movement dysfunction. When you attend your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to comprehend 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 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. Louis, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most St. Louis, MO low back pain is attributed to a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a St. Louis, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a variety of related treatments. Your St. Louis, MO low back pain physical therapist may treat your pain with:

  • 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
  • When appropriate, other lifestyle adjustments such as diet and reaching a healthy weight

At Axes Physical Therapy, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your St. Louis, 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 have been proven effective for addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our St. Louis, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
medical problem that requires additional 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 so we can plan the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

When we treat you at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your St. Louis, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey your individual needs. Our individualized approach is our secret to delivering 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 frequently complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of St. Louis, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Studies have been published that 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. Louis, 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. Louis, 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 you from 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. Louis, 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 help you move towards complete recovery, restoring your movement, eradicating your lower back pain, and preventing future back issues or disability. In our hands, your St. Louis, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Access exceptional physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Get one step closer to St. Louis, MO low back pain relief by selecting 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
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Sarah Barker
Front Office
Scott Gallant
PT, FAAOMPT, BDN
Stacey Collins
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT

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