Earth City, MO

Earth City, MO

Pain Management Earth City, 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 solution.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Earth City, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to effectively treat pain by fitting the treatment to each individual, taking into account everything about their health and needs. Your Earth City, MO pain management physical therapist employs their years of experience and the most current evidence and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to a life free from pain. Choose any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Earth City, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a prevalent problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Earth City, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Earth City, MO, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Earth City, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain patients every day. Though the numbers surrounding the effects of pain on the population are staggering, they do not surprise our experienced pain management professionals.

The Facts about Pain

  • Patients with chronic pain spend in excess of $560 billion every year in medical care, reduced income, and additional expenses. 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.
  • In a single day, approximately 50 million adults in the United States suffer from pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% deal with debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% of them have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is responsible for some of the most missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased productivity of workers dealing with pain while working, not work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that Axes Physical Therapy takes Earth City, MO pain management seriously. We understand the gravity of this public health threat and possess decades of experience designing and executing therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is imperative for adults in the Earth City, MO area and all over the country. Our qualified team of Earth City, 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 Earth City, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Earth City, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Earth City, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target the source of your pain and allow you to regain peak movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, usually a result of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often explained by explanations other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mood and mental state, 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
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • arises from an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that worsens when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and resolution of pain 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, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that lingers for longer than 3 months
  • not readily related to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that cannot be explained by a specific action or behavior
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Earth City, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal properly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. Work with our pain management team to establish and engage in the most promising Earth City, 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 Earth City, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a specialist expert near Earth City, MO about your pain management options.

Earth City, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, sometimes even 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 give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. A good Earth City, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the source 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 individuals suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven 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 their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Earth City, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about getting patients back to the activities they love and eliminating pain by treating the patient holistically. Trust us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Earth City, 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
  • Improve range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Earth City, MO

Our Earth City, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of specialized treatments. You will work with a dedicated physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. Some of the treatment methods we might employ are:

  • 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. To design the safest and most effective treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Earth City, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you things 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 Earth City, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to provide you with the pain management care 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 Earth City, 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 (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office

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