Hematite, MO

Hematite, MO

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

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Hematite, MO movement experts has years of experience successfully connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by tailoring the treatment to each individual, considering their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Hematite, MO pain management therapist employs their clinical experience and the most up-to-date empirical findings and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to freedom from pain. Come to one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Hematite, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Hematite, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Hematite, MO, you are not alone.

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

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical costs, reduced 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 adults in the United States suffer from pain.
  • Over 20% of adults live with 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 is responsible for some of the most missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased output of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Hematite, MO pain management duties seriously. We recognize the magnitude of the problem and possess years of experience designing and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Hematite, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Hematite, MO physical and occupational therapists is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Trust your Hematite, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Hematite, 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 Hematite, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target the source of your pain and allow you to regain peak 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 usually categorized 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 often explained by factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that lasts less than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is specific to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with 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 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 with crutches or when elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that continues for longer than 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that cannot be explained by a specific activity or action
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, speak with our Hematite, 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.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. Work with our pain management team to establish and perform the most effective Hematite, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to your beloved everyday activities, free from pain.

You need an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Hematite, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a movement expert near Hematite, MO about your pain management options.

Hematite, 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 give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Hematite, MO pain management solution, physical therapy will target the source of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the top treatments for individuals living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based approach to the body and movement, based on the knowledge of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, physical therapists are movement experts who work to improve quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Hematite, 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 give you meaningful relief from pain.

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

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

  • Reduce tightness and inflammation
  • Reinforce muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Improve range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Hematite, MO

Our Hematite, 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. 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. To design the safest and most impactful treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive 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 Hematite, MO pain management evaluation, be honest 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 Hematite, 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 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 Hematite, 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
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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