Hopewell, MO

Hopewell, MO

Pain Management Hopewell, MO. If you are living with crippling pain, you are not alone. If chronic pain has become an obstacle from doing the activities you love, you need an effective pain management solution.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Hopewell, MO movement experts has years of clinical experience connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by tailoring our care to each individual patient, considering everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Hopewell, MO pain management therapist draws from their years of experience and the most current understanding and techniques to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now 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 Hopewell, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Hopewell, MO. If you are in Hopewell, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Hopewell, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain patients every day. Though the rate of individuals living with pain is inordinate, it comes as no surprise to our experienced pain management professionals.

The Facts about Pain

  • Patients with chronic pain spend more than $560 billion every year in medical care, lost earnings, and other expenses and losses. 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, around 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • Over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% have debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% have been actively feeling 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 in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased output of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Hopewell, MO pain management seriously. We respect the magnitude of this public health threat and have years of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Hopewell, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Hopewell, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is committed to providing care to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Trust your Hopewell, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Hopewell, MO: Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience 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 Hopewell, MO pain management physical therapy team treat your pain at the source and return you to peak movement health.

As someone living with pain and a perspective pain management patient, it is important 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 reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely explained by explanations besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, mood and mental state, previous traumatic injury, and changes in 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 increases 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 feel some relief when you remove the weight from that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

  • pain that persists for longer than 3 months
  • not readily related 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 mental factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

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

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Hopewell, MO pain management professionals will determine and perform the right Hopewell, 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 Hopewell, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Hopewell, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Hopewell, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, often to the point of 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’ job is to give you hope and help you make a complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. A good Hopewell, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the source of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for patients living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based 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 quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Hopewell, 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 our team to give you meaningful relief from pain.

In addition to pain management, our Hopewell, 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
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Hopewell, MO

Our Hopewell, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a number of various specialized treatments. You will be assigned 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

You are a vital piece to your pain management outlook, as we need to truly understand your experience in order to give you the best pain management care. To address your pain and provide the safest and most impactful 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 see a physical therapist near Hopewell, MO for a 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 Hopewell, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to administer 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 Hopewell, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office

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