Leslie, MO

Leslie, MO

Pain Management Leslie, 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 strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Leslie, MO movement experts has years of success connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to treat pain effectively by fitting the treatment to each individual patient, considering their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your Leslie, MO pain management physical therapist employs their years of experience and the most up-to-date empirical findings and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to get started on your journey to a life free from pain. Come to one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management near Leslie, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in Leslie, MO and across the country. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Leslie, MO, you are not alone.

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

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose in excess of $560 billion every year in medical treatment, 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 American adults are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • 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 can be attributed to decreased output 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 Leslie, MO pain management seriously. We respect the gravity of the problem and have decades of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in Leslie, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Leslie, MO movement experts is committed to providing care to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Turn to the Leslie, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Leslie, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience when our peripheral nervous system sends signals from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding the nature of your pain can help your Leslie, MO pain management physical therapy team address the source of your pain 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 usually described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly reflective of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more often originated from explanations other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, emotions, prior 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
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that increases when agitated, and relief when the factor causing the pain 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

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that lasts beyond 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that cannot be explained by a specific action or behavior
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by mental factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Leslie, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal properly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to establish and engage in the right Leslie, 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 Leslie, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Leslie, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Leslie, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, sometimes even 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 remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you love. A good Leslie, MO pain management plan like physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and help you cope with the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the best treatments for individuals suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based approach to the body and movement 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 improve their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Leslie, 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 us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Leslie, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Leslie, MO

Our Leslie, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a wide range of specialized treatments. You will work with 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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. To design the safest and most beneficial care, before beginning 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 the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Leslie, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide 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 Leslie, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and can 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 Leslie, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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