Hazelwood, MO

Hazelwood, MO

Pain Management Hazelwood, 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 an effective pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Hazelwood, MO movement experts has years of success guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to effectively treat pain by fitting the treatment to each individual, considering everything about their health and needs. Your Hazelwood, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date evidence and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to move toward a life without pain. Select any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Hazelwood, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

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

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Hazelwood, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat people who suffer from 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, lost earnings, 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 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 conditions, 89% have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain accounts for one of the leading causes of missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased efficiency 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 at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Hazelwood, MO pain management duties seriously. We recognize the magnitude of the problem and possess years of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Hazelwood, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Hazelwood, MO movement experts is committed to providing care to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the Hazelwood, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Hazelwood, MO: Understanding 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 Hazelwood, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat your pain at the source and allow you to regain optimal movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, usually a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely explained by factors besides damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is specific to the injured area
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to 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; for example, 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 remove the weight from that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, talk to our Hazelwood, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal correctly to prevent future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to establish and perform the right Hazelwood, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Hazelwood, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Hazelwood, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Hazelwood, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain affects us psychologically as much as it does physically. Living with chronic pain can feel hopeless and overwhelming. Our physical and occupational therapists give you hope and help you make a complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. As a Hazelwood, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses the source of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological experience of pain episodes.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the best treatments for patients living with pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven practice of movement health and draws upon the principles 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’ Hazelwood, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate about returning their patients 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 Hazelwood, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Hazelwood, MO

Our Hazelwood, 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. 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. In order 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 are an integral part to giving your doctor an accurate picture of your condition. When you get a Hazelwood, 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 Hazelwood, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a medical professional you trust 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 Hazelwood, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Spine Specialty

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Brandi Arndt
MPT, CMPT
Brett Shelton
PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, CSMT
John Teepe
Partner, MPT
TJ Jung
PT, DPT
Lorinda Gaines
Front Office
Chris Casner
PT, Clinic Director

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