Des Peres, MO

Des Peres, MO

Pain Management Des Peres, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. When chronic pain impedes you from being is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy life or do the activities you want to do, you need a sound pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Des Peres, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully guiding patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by fitting the treatment to each individual patient, based upon everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Des Peres, 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 today or make an appointment online to take the first step on your journey to a life free from pain. Select one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Des Peres, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a major problem affecting all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in Des Peres, MO and across the country. If you are in Des Peres, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Des Peres, MO treat patients with pain every day. Though the rate of individuals living with pain is inordinate, it comes as no surprise to our experienced pain management professionals who treat Des Peres, MO individuals with pain every day.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical care, lost earnings, and other expenses and losses. The true cost is likely much hire, with estimates from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, approximately 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% of them have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is responsible for some of the most missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% can be attributed to decreased output of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, not work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Des Peres, MO pain management seriously. We respect the magnitude of the problem and possess decades of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Des Peres, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Des Peres, MO physical and occupational therapists is committed to providing care to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Turn to the Des Peres, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Des Peres, 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 Des Peres, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively address the source of your pain and return you to peak movement health.

As someone living with pain and a perspective pain management patient, it helps to learn about pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is generally categorized as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, usually due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely originated from factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, prior traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that increases when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and decreased pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may experience additional pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that continues for longer than 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific action or behavior
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Des Peres, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. Work with our pain management team to determine and engage in the right Des Peres, 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 to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Des Peres, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Des Peres, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Des Peres, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, sometimes even 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 want to live. A good Des Peres, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological experience of pain episodes.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for patients suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based practice of movement health, based on 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 their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Des Peres, 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 our team to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

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

We can help you manage your pain though physical therapy treatment methods that do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Des Peres, MO

Our Des Peres, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a number of various specialized treatments. You will work with a dedicated pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. 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

You are a vital piece to your pain management outlook, as we need to truly understand your experience in order to give you the best pain management care. In order to design the safest and most effective care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part to giving your doctor an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Des Peres, MO pain management evaluation, be open 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 Des Peres, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and can provide you with the pain management care 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 Des Peres, 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
  • 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

Antoinette Ghoston
Front Office
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
Jennifer Szydlowski
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT

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