Mapaville, MO

Mapaville, MO

Pain Management Mapaville, MO. If you are living with crippling pain, you are not alone. 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 Mapaville, MO movement experts with years of success guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to treat pain effectively by fitting our care to each individual, taking into account everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Mapaville, MO pain management therapist employs their years of experience and the most up-to-date evidence and industry practices to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Visit one of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Mapaville, 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 Mapaville, MO. If you are in Mapaville, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Mapaville, MO treat pain sufferers 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.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients in excess of $560 billion every year in medical costs, reduced earnings, and additional 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, approximately 50 million American adults suffer from pain.
  • 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 those living with chronic pain conditions, 89% have been actively feeling 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 at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Mapaville, MO pain management duties seriously. We understand the magnitude of the problem and have decades of experience designing and executing therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Mapaville, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Mapaville, MO physical and occupational therapists is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Trust your Mapaville, MO pain management needs to the experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Mapaville, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience 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 Mapaville, 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 helps to understand 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 reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more likely tied to factors besides damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, strong emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • arises from an injury or specific event
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and resolution of pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have an ankle injury, you may feel worsened 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 continues for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately related to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • fluctuating severity of pain that cannot be explained by a specific motion or activity
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by mental health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, talk to our Mapaville, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly 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 Mapaville, MO pain management professionals will establish and perform the most effective Mapaville, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you, free from pain.

It is important to select to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Mapaville, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Mapaville, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Mapaville, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, often to the point of debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. 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 life as you want it to be. A good Mapaville, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the source of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological pain.

The medical community recommends physical therapy as one of the best treatments for patients suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based practice of movement health and draws upon the knowledge 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’ Mapaville, 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 Mapaville, 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 Mapaville, MO

Our Mapaville, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned 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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. To address your pain and provide the safest and most effective care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, consult 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 Mapaville, MO pain management evaluation, be honest and offer as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you things such as:

  • 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 Mapaville, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you need a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and can 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 Mapaville, 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
  • 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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