Farmington, MO

Farmington, MO

Pain Management Farmington, MO. If you are living with debilitating pain, you are not alone. If chronic pain has prevented you from doing the activities you love, you need a sound pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Farmington, MO movement experts has years of experience successfully connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to address pain effectively by tailoring our care to each individual, based upon everything about their health and needs. Your Farmington, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date data and industry practices to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Visit any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Farmington, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a widespread problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Farmington, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Farmington, MO, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Farmington, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain sufferers every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how pervasive 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 more than $560 billion every year in medical costs, lost income, and additional expenses. 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 suffer from pain.
  • Over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain conditions, 89% of them have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% can be attributed to decreased productivity of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we do not take the task of pain management in Farmington, MO lightly. We respect the gravity of this public health threat and have decades of experience designing 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 Farmington, MO area and all over the country. Our qualified team of Farmington, MO movement experts is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Farmington, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Farmington, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Farmington, MO pain management physical therapy team target the source of your pain and allow you to regain optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it is important to understand the topic of pain 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, usually a result of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: long-term pain, more often originated from factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, strong emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that lasts less than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific event
  • pain that worsens when agitated, and resolution of pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have a knee injury, you may experience worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that continues beyond 3 months
  • not readily attributed 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 mental factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, speak with our Farmington, 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. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Farmington, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the most promising Farmington, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you, free from pain.

It is important to select to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Farmington, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Farmington, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Farmington, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, sometimes even debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. 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 help you make a complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Farmington, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the best treatments for individuals living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based practice of movement health and draws upon the knowledge of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, physical therapists are movement experts who work to elevate their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ Farmington, 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 help you manage and eliminate your pain.

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

We can help you manage your pain by providing physical therapy treatment methods that 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 Farmington, MO

Our Farmington, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a wide range of specialized treatments. You will work with your own personal pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. 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 beneficial 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 your condition. When you get a Farmington, MO pain management evaluation, be honest and provide 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 Farmington, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and can provide you with 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.

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Farmington, 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
  • Occupational Therapy
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office

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