Knob Lick, MO

Knob Lick, MO

Pain Management Knob Lick, 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 a sound pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Knob Lick, MO movement experts has years of clinical experience connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to effectively treat pain by tailoring the treatment to each individual patient, taking into account everything about their health and needs. Your Knob Lick, MO pain management physical therapist employs their clinical experience and the most up-to-date evidence and techniques 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 living pain-free. Choose any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Knob Lick, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

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

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Knob Lick, 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 are equipped to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients more than $560 billion every year in medical costs, reduced income, and other expenses and losses, 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 suffer from pain.
  • Over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% have chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% have been actively feeling pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, adding up to $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. Of that number, 76.6% 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 at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Knob Lick, MO pain management duties seriously. We recognize the magnitude of this public health threat and have decades of experience designing and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is imperative for adults in the Knob Lick, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Knob Lick, MO physical and occupational therapists is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Trust your Knob Lick, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Knob Lick, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Knob Lick, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat the source of your pain and return you to optimal movement health.

As someone living with pain and a perspective pain management patient, it helps to learn about the topic of pain and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, usually due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often tied to explanations besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, 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 local to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific event
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and decreased pain when the irritant is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may feel worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you take your weight off of that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that lingers for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific activity or action
  • 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, speak with our Knob Lick, 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.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to establish and engage in the most effective Knob Lick, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

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

Knob Lick, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, sometimes even debilitating. Pain affects us psychologically as much as it does physically. Living with chronic pain can feel hopeless and overwhelming. Our physical and occupational therapists’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Knob Lick, MO pain management solution, physical therapy will target the underlying cause of your pain and help you cope with the psychological pain.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for patients suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven approach to the body and movement 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’ Knob Lick, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate 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 Knob Lick, 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 Knob Lick, MO

Our Knob Lick, 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

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 treatment, your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of your condition. When you get a Knob Lick, MO pain management evaluation, be honest and offer 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 Knob Lick, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a medical professional you trust 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 Knob Lick, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Cassandra Wadlow
Front Office
Dena Rose
PT, CMPT, CHT
Anthony Meyer
PT, DPT, CMPT
Derrick Wolk
Partner, Clinic Director, MPT, CMPT
Kimberly Helm
Front Office Supervisor
Lisa Bell
Front Office

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