Kimmswick, MO

Kimmswick, MO

Pain Management Kimmswick, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. When chronic pain prevents you from being is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy life or do the activities you want to do, you need an effective pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Kimmswick, MO movement experts has years of experience successfully connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to address pain effectively by tailoring the treatment to each individual, taking into account their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Kimmswick, MO pain management therapist employs their years of experience and the most current evidence and industry practices to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Choose any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Kimmswick, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in the United States and across the planet, and Kimmswick, MO is no different. If you are in Kimmswick, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Kimmswick, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat patients with 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 in excess of $560 billion every year in medical costs, 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.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain conditions, 89% of them have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain accounts for one of the leading causes of missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States in lost productivity alone. 76.6% of that loss can be attributed 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 Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Kimmswick, MO pain management seriously. We respect the gravity of this public health threat and possess years of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is vital for adults in the Kimmswick, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Kimmswick, 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 Kimmswick, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Kimmswick, 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 Kimmswick, MO pain management physical therapy team address 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 is important to understand the topic of pain and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, usually due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often originated from factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, emotions, previous traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that lasts less 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 event
  • pain that increases when agitated, and decreased pain when the irritant is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may feel additional pain when putting pressure on that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that continues for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, talk to our Kimmswick, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal properly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Kimmswick, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the most effective Kimmswick, MO pain management solutions that will return you to your beloved everyday activities, free from pain.

You need to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Kimmswick, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Kimmswick, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Kimmswick, 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 remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Kimmswick, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the underlying cause of your pain and help you cope with the psychological experience of pain episodes.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the top 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, physical therapists are movement experts who work to elevate quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Kimmswick, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about returning their patients 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 Kimmswick, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Kimmswick, MO

Our Kimmswick, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a number of different specialized treatments. You will work with a dedicated pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. 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. To design the safest and most beneficial care, your physical therapist will perform a thorough 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 see a physical therapist near Kimmswick, MO for a pain management evaluation, be honest 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 Kimmswick, 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 administer the pain management solutions 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 Kimmswick, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric 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
Greg Nicholas
Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Jamie Davis
Front Office
Grace Gualtieri
Physical Therapist

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