Crescent, MO

Crescent, MO

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

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Crescent, MO movement experts has years of clinical experience connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to address pain effectively by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, considering their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Crescent, MO pain management therapist employs their clinical experience and the most up-to-date empirical findings and industry practices to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to move toward a life without pain. Visit one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Crescent, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Crescent, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Crescent, MO, you are not alone.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Crescent, MO treat patients with pain 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.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose in excess of $560 billion every year in medical care, reduced earnings, and additional expenses, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • In a single day, approximately 50 million American adults suffer from pain.
  • Over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% have chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss can be attributed to decreased productivity of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that Axes Physical Therapy takes Crescent, MO pain management seriously. We recognize the gravity of this public health threat and have decades of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

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

Pain Management Crescent, MO: Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Crescent, MO pain management physical therapy team treat your pain at the source and allow you to regain peak movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly reflective of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often tied to explanations other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, strong emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is local to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific physical trauma
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and relief when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have a knee injury, you may feel additional pain when putting pressure on that leg, but feel some relief when you remove the weight from that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that continues beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific action or behavior
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Crescent, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to determine and perform the most promising Crescent, MO pain management solutions that will return you to your beloved everyday activities, free from pain.

It is important to select an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Crescent, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Crescent, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Crescent, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain affects us psychologically as much as it does physically. It is easy to feel desperate or hopeless when you have lived with chronic pain for years or what feels like an eternity. Our physical and occupational therapists’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. As a Crescent, MO pain management solution, physical therapy will target the underlying cause of your pain and help you cope with the psychological experience of pain episodes.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for individuals suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based approach to the body and movement and draws upon the knowledge 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 educating the patient. Axes’ Crescent, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate 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 give you meaningful relief from pain.

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

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Crescent, MO

Our Crescent, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned your own personal physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. Your physical therapist might 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 design the safest and most impactful care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Crescent, MO pain management evaluation, be honest and offer as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you questions like:

  • 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 Crescent, MO

When you are living with pain, you must have a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to administer the pain management solutions you need. Axes Physical Therapy is a Missouri network of locally owned and operated facilities led by the best area physical and occupational therapists in their respective specialties.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Crescent, MO for a customized pain management plan 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

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office

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