West Alton, MO

West Alton, MO

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

West Alton, MO Low Back Pain

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

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable course of care for many patients suffering from low 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 West Alton, MO who have enjoyed freedom from lower back pain and the ability to return to normal activities because of the expert care and individualized approach of Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve meaningful low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

West Alton, MO lower back pain is a common condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during their lifetime. Because so many of us experience it, low back pain 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. There are wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with its own set of risk factors, but in general lower back pain is most likely to occur 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 typically either considered acute or chronic. The majority of lower back pain cases are acute, which can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. Often, people suffering from 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 chronic back pain sufferers can still get relief from their pain through physical therapy and related treatments.

West Alton, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a complicated issue and there are commonly many different factors for your physical therapist to consider when designing the best course of treatment.

As such, understanding the cause of your West Alton, MO low back pain is the critical first step to treating it. As physical therapists, we are experts 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 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 observation 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

West Alton, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

As West Alton, MO low back pain is a condition commonly caused by a variety of factors, it is often appropriate for a West Alton, MOlower back pain treatment course to include a combination of treatments. Your West Alton, 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, you will receive evaluation and treatment of your West Alton, MO low back pain from a qualified physical therapist with years of experience treating complex spine and back problems like yours in the West Alton, MO area. Our evidence-based treatments have been proven effective for addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our West Alton, MO patients. Unfortunately, rare cases occur where the back pain is caused by a more significant
complication 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 plan the best course of management if your pain does not respond to treatments as expected.

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

As a patient at Axes Physical Therapy, we tailor your West Alton, MO lower back pain physical therapy program your individual needs. This patient-centered style of care is our secret to delivering quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is usually complex and influenced by multiple factors.

Success in West Alton, MO low back pain treatment depends upon proactive care and timely intervention. 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 West Alton, MO low back pain because it can address the source of pain without harmful side effects ,while its ability to provide relief is supported by substantial evidence.

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 West Alton, MO low back pain and other painful spinal conditions. Treatment by our spine and back experts not only provides relief from pain but 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:

West Alton, MO Low Back Pain Treatment at Axes Physical Therapy

You deserve relief from your back pain. Experience that relief with physical therapy. 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, restoring your movement, removing your lower back pain, and preventing further back issues or disability. In our hands, your West Alton, MO low back pain will soon be a thing of the past.

Receive quality physical therapy care at the locally owned and operated Axes branch that is most conveniently located for you. Get one step closer to West Alton, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Katee Strunk
Front Office Team Lead
John Ruesler
DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.

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