Howell, MO

Howell, MO

Pain Management Howell, 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 strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Howell, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We have the capability to address pain effectively by fitting our care to each individual, considering their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your Howell, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current data and industry practices to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to freedom from pain. Come to any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Howell, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

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

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Howell, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat patients with 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.

How Does Pain Affect our Community?

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical care, reduced income, and additional expenses, with estimates from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, approximately 50 million adults in the United States are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% deal with debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% of them 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 just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased productivity of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, rather than work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that Axes Physical Therapy takes Howell, MO pain management seriously. We recognize the gravity 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 Howell, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Howell, MO movement experts is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Howell, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Howell, 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 Howell, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target your pain at the source 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 generally described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: enduring pain, more likely tied to factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, prior traumatic injury, and changes in 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
  • arises from 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 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

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific action or behavior
  • hypersensitivity 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, talk to our Howell, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal properly to prevent 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 Howell, MO pain management professionals will establish and perform the right Howell, 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 Howell, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Howell, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Howell, 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 the life you love. A good Howell, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the source of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological pain.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for patients living with pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven practice of movement health and draws upon the mastery 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’ Howell, 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 Howell, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

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

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Howell, MO

Our Howell, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will work with a dedicated 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

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 address your pain and provide the safest and most beneficial treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Howell, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide 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 Howell, MO

When you are living 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 solutions 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 Howell, 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
    • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTYM)
  • Spine Specialty – Manual Therapy Certified
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Amanda Long
DPT, CMPT, ATC
John Ruesler
Clinic Director, DPT, CMPT, Astym Cert.
Megan Phillips
Front Office
Megan Mason
OTD, OTR/L
Hannah Drake
DPT, CMPT, ATC, LAT
Kayla Kowal
PT, DPT, CSCS
Heather Guffey
Front Office

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