Gilmore, MO

Gilmore, MO

Pain Management Gilmore, 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 plan.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Gilmore, MO movement experts with years of success connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to treat pain effectively by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, taking into account everything about their health and needs. Your Gilmore, MO pain management physical therapist employs their years of experience and the most up-to-date understanding and techniques to create a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Choose one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Gilmore, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many people of all shapes and sizes in Gilmore, MO and across the country. If you are in Gilmore, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Gilmore, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat patients with pain every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how pervasive pain is, but fortunately we are equipped to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

The Facts about Pain

  • Patients with chronic pain spend over $560 billion every year in medical treatment, reduced income, and other 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 are living with 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% of them have experienced the 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 just in lost productivity. 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 at Axes Physical Therapy, we do not take the task of pain management in Gilmore, MO lightly. We respect the magnitude of this public health threat and possess years of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Gilmore, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Gilmore, MO movement experts is committed to providing care to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Gilmore, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Gilmore, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain 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 Gilmore, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat 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 understand pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is generally described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, most commonly a result of 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, nerve sensitivity changes, strong emotions, previous 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 local to the injured area
  • 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 irritant is removed; if you have an ankle injury, you may experience additional pain when putting pressure on 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

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that lingers for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that cannot be explained by a specific motion or activity
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological factors such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Gilmore, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to prevent future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Gilmore, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the most promising Gilmore, MO pain management solutions that will return you 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 Gilmore, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Gilmore, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Gilmore, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life 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 remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you love. A good Gilmore, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the source of your pain and help you process 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, based on 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 educating the patient. Axes’ Gilmore, 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 Gilmore, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Reduce 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 Gilmore, MO

Our Gilmore, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will work with 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 beneficial treatment, 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 get a Gilmore, MO pain management evaluation, be honest and offer as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you questions 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 Gilmore, MO

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

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Gilmore, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy Coming Soon
  • 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

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Brian Freund
Partner, DPT, CMPT, TPS, MBA
Kaysie Cope
Front Office
Lauren Vaughn
PT, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Kelly Thornton
Clinic Director, PT, DPT

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