Barretts, MO

Barretts, MO

Pain Management Barretts, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. If chronic pain has prevented you from doing the activities you love, you need an effective pain management solution.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Barretts, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to treat pain effectively by tailoring the treatment to each individual, based upon their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Barretts, MO pain management therapist employs their clinical experience and the most current evidence and industry practices to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to a life free from pain. Select any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Barretts, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a prevalent problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes in Barretts, MO and across the country. If you are in Barretts, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Barretts, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain patients every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how wide-spread pain is, but fortunately we have the skill required to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients more than $560 billion every year in medical care, lost income, and additional expenses and losses. The true cost is likely much hire, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, around 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • Over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of those living with chronic pain conditions, 89% have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain accounts for one of the leading causes of missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. 76.6% of that loss can be attributed to decreased efficiency of workers dealing with pain while working, not work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Barretts, MO pain management seriously. We recognize the magnitude of the problem and have decades of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is critical for adults in the Barretts, MO area and all over the country. Our qualified team of Barretts, MO movement experts is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Barretts, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Barretts, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors that extend out through the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Barretts, MO pain management physical therapy team treat the source of your pain and return you to optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it is important to understand pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, most often a result of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more often originated from explanations besides damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is specific to the injured area
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific physical trauma
  • increased pain when agitated, and relief when the irritant is removed; if you have an ankle injury, you may feel worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you remove the weight from that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that persists for longer than 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • fluctuating severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific activity or action
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Barretts, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to determine and perform the most appropriate Barretts, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

It is important to select an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Barretts, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to speak to a movement expert near Barretts, MO about your pain management treatment.

Barretts, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. Living with chronic pain can feel hopeless and overwhelming. Our physical and occupational therapists’ job is to give you hope and help you make a complete recovery and return to the life you love. As a Barretts, MO pain management solution, physical therapy will target the underlying cause of your pain and help you cope with the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the top treatments for individuals living with pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven approach to the body and movement and draws upon the mastery of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, a physical therapist is a movement expert who elevates quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Barretts, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about getting you back to the things you love to do and freeing you from pain by looking at the problem holistically. Trust us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Barretts, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Minimize tightness and inflammation
  • Reinforce muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Extend range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Barretts, MO

Our Barretts, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a number of various treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned a dedicated physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. We may use:

  • Manual therapy
  • Exercise and movement
  • Graded exposure
  • Heat/Cold applications
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS)
  • Ultrasound
  • Massage therapy

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. In order to address your pain and provide the safest and most impactful care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of your condition. When you see a physical therapist near Barretts, MO for a pain management evaluation, be open and offer as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you things such as:

  • How long have you had pain?
  • How did it start?
  • Where is the pain located?
  • When do you experience the pain?
  • What types of activities bring it on?
  • How long does it take for it to go away?
  • What does the pain “feel” like?
  • What can make the pain feel better (lessen)?
  • On a scale of 0 to 10, can you rate how much pain you are currently experiencing?
  • What do you think is causing the pain?
  • What is your past medical history?

Pain Management Near You in Barretts, MO

When you are living with pain, you need a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to administer the pain management solutions you need. Axes Physical Therapy is home to a vast network of physical and occupational therapists that are among the best in their respective specialties.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Barretts, MO for tailored pain management care based on proven treatment methods. Call us today or find the Axes location that is most convenient for you.

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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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