Woodson Terrace, MO

Woodson Terrace, MO

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

Woodson Terrace, MO Low Back Pain

Woodson Terrace, MO Low back pain. If you suffer from low back pain in Woodson Terrace, MO, you are not alone. Most of us experience lower back pain at least once in our lifetime. In fact, one of the biggest culprits of missed work and physician care is back pain. From an acute episode directly caused by an injury to long-lasting limitations and pain due to a chronic injury, low back pain is a complex condition with substantial impact on spending and dependence on our healthcare industry.

Fortunately, physical therapy is accepted and recommended as a viable course of care 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 be successful in restoring movement, protecting you from future injuries and complications, and managing or erradicating your pain. Join the satisfied patients in Woodson Terrace, MO who sought low back pain relief and were able to return to normal activities thanks to the knowledgeable treatment and individualized approach we take at Axes Physical Therapy. Discover how we can help you achieve complete low back pain relief by sending us a message or selecting the location nearest you today.

Prevalence of Lower Back Pain

Woodson Terrace, MO lower back pain is a prevalent condition that an estimated 80% of individuals experience at some point during 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. There are wide variety of issues and conditions that can cause lower back pain, each with different 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 several weeks. Often, people suffering from acute low back pain find relief within a few days on their own, without getting significant treatment.

Unfortunately, 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 persistent pain. The majority of those who suffer from chronic back pain are still able to find relief from their pain with the right physical therapy and other related care.

Woodson Terrace, MO Low Back Pain Causes

Lower back pain is a intricate issue and there are commonly multiple factors at play when planning out the best treatment plan.

Thus, when seeking treatment for low back pain, the first step for your medical provider(s) is understanding the cause. 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 understand the cause of your lower back pain with the use of:

  • 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

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
    • Nerve disorders such as sciatica
    • Spinal stenosis
    • Infections
  • Non-Spine Related Sources
    • Pregnancy
    • Tumors
    • Kidney Stones
    • Some Infections

Woodson Terrace, MO Low Back Pain Treatments

Because most Woodson Terrace, MO low back pain is caused by multiple factors, your Woodson Terrace, MO lower back pain treatment will likely consist of a combination of treatments. Your Woodson Terrace, 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

As an Axes patient, your Woodson Terrace, 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 addressing and removing lower back pain for many of our Woodson Terrace, MO patients. However, in some rare cases, lower back pain is caused by a more significant
health issue that requires additional 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 in order to 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 Woodson Terrace, MO lower back pain physical therapy journey based on your individual needs. Our individualized approach allows us to provide quality, outcome-based, and personalized care to every one of our patients. This is especially valuable in low back pain treatment, which is commonly complex and multi-factoral.

The efficacy of Woodson Terrace, MO low back pain treatment is determined by the timeliness of intervention and proactivity of care. 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 an excellent form of treatment for Woodson Terrace, 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 Woodson Terrace, 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 against 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:

Woodson Terrace, 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, restoring your movement, eradicating your lower back pain, and preventing further back issues or disability. Be prepared to say goodbye to your Woodson Terrace, MO low back pain.

Receive exceptional physical therapy care at one of our convenient locally owned and operated St. Louis County area locations right away. Get one step closer to Woodson Terrace, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Kait Kopp
Front Office Supervisor
Laura Jenkins
MS, OTR/L
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Clinic Director, MPT

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