Marthasville, MO

Marthasville, MO

Pain Management Marthasville, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. If chronic pain has become an obstacle from doing the activities you love, you need a sound pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Marthasville, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We have the capability to treat pain effectively by tailoring our care to each individual patient, based upon their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your Marthasville, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date evidence and techniques to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to get started on your journey to freedom from pain. Select one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Marthasville, 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 Marthasville, MO is no different. If you are in Marthasville, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Marthasville, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat people who suffer from pain every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how pervasive pain is, but fortunately we have the skill required to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose over $560 billion every year in medical treatment, reduced 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, approximately 50 million American adults suffer from pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% deal with chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of those living with chronic pain conditions, 89% of them have experienced the 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 in lost productivity alone. Of that number, 76.6% can be attributed to decreased efficiency of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that at Axes Physical Therapy, we do not take the task of pain management in Marthasville, MO lightly. 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 Marthasville, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Marthasville, MO physical and occupational therapists is committed to providing care to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the Marthasville, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Marthasville, 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 the nature of your pain can help your Marthasville, MO pain management physical therapy team target the source of your pain and return you to peak movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it helps to learn about the topic of pain 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 often due to injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely originated from factors other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mental health issues, previous traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that lasts less than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific event
  • pain that increases when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and relief when the irritant is removed; if you have an ankle 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 persists beyond 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that cannot be explained by a specific motion or activity
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological factors like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, speak with our Marthasville, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal correctly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to establish and engage in the most appropriate Marthasville, MO pain management solutions that will return you to your beloved everyday activities without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

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

Marthasville, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life 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. As a Marthasville, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses the underlying cause of your pain and, in the meantime, help you manage the psychological experience of pain episodes.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations 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’ Marthasville, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate about getting you back to the things you love to do and freeing you from pain by looking at the problem holistically. Trust our team to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Marthasville, 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
  • Reinforce muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Improve range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Marthasville, MO

Our Marthasville, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned a dedicated pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. 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 design the safest and most effective treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, investigate 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 Marthasville, MO pain management evaluation, be open 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 Marthasville, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have 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 Marthasville, MO for tailored pain management care 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brittany Stapp
Front Office Supervisor
Sara Dowil
OTR/L, CHT
Mike Faris
Clinic Director, PT, CMPT
Kelly Basler
Front Office

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