Webster Groves, MO

Webster Groves, MO

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

Webster Groves, MO Low Back Pain

Webster Groves, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Webster Groves, 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, 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 impact on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable treatment strategy for many patients suffering from low 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. Join the satisfied patients in Webster Groves, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities thanks to the expert treatment and patient-centered approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Explore how we can bring you complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Webster Groves, MO lower back pain is a prevalent 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 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 likely to occur 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 generally categorized as either acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, with a duration of several 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 constant pain. The majority of the patients in this category are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Webster Groves, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and there are commonly multiple factors for your physical therapist to consider when planning out the proper course of treatment.

Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. Physical therapists have a deep and valuable understanding of movement and movement dysfunction. If you come in for your initial evaluation or a free injury screening, you will be seen by a licensed physical who will work with you to comprehend your lower back pain and its cause 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

Webster Groves, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As Webster Groves, MO low back pain is a condition commonly attributed to multiple factors, your Webster Groves, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of different treatments. Your Webster Groves, 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
  • 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 Webster Groves, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the Webster Groves, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven successful in managing and eliminating lower back pain for many of our Webster Groves, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
medical problem that requires more involved treatment like 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 tailor your Webster Groves, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey your individual needs. Our individualized style of care 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.

Success in Webster Groves, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. Recent data suggests that the swift timing of interventions for acute low back pain is correlated with the ability to recover and reduce 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 Webster Groves, 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 Webster Groves, 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:

Webster Groves, 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 put you on the track towards complete recovery, overcoming your limitations, removing your lower back pain, and protecting against further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Webster Groves, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care through one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Webster Groves, 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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