Horine, MO

Horine, MO

Pain Management Horine, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. If chronic pain has become an obstacle from doing the activities you love, you need a sound pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Horine, MO movement experts has years of success connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to effectively treat pain by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, considering everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Horine, MO pain management therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current empirical findings and techniques to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to a life free from pain. Select one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Horine, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain is a prevalent problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Horine, MO. If you are in Horine, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Horine, 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 wide-spread pain is, but fortunately we have the skill required to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Chronic pain costs patients in excess of $560 billion every year in medical treatment, reduced earnings, and additional expenses and losses. 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 are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 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 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 Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Horine, MO pain management seriously. We respect the magnitude of the problem and have decades of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is critical for adults in the Horine, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Horine, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Trust your Horine, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Horine, MO: Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors that extend out through the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Horine, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat the source of your pain and return you to optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it helps 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: endures only for a limited amount of time, usually due to actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: enduring pain, more likely tied to factors besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mental health issues, 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
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • 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 resolution of pain when the irritant is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may feel 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

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that lasts beyond 3 months
  • not readily related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that are not consistent with 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 were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Horine, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal properly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Horine, MO pain management professionals will establish and engage in the most effective Horine, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to your beloved everyday activities without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Horine, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Horine, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Horine, 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. 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 give you hope and help you make a complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Horine, MO pain management solution, 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 best treatments for patients living with pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven practice of movement health, 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 their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Horine, 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 our team to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Horine, 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
  • Reinforce 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 Horine, MO

Our Horine, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will work with a dedicated 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

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. In order to design the safest and most effective care, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you see a physical therapist near Horine, MO for a pain management evaluation, be open and offer 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 Horine, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a trusted medical expert on your side 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 Horine, 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
  • 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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