Moscow Mills, MO

Moscow Mills, MO

Pain Management Moscow Mills, 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 is led by a team of top Moscow Mills, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience connecting patients to freedom from pain. We have the capability to address pain effectively by fitting the treatment to each individual patient, considering everything about their health and needs. Your Moscow Mills, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their years of experience and the most up-to-date evidence and techniques to create a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes as soon as possible or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Select any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Moscow Mills, MO.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a major problem affecting all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Moscow Mills, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Moscow Mills, MO, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Moscow Mills, MO treat people who suffer from 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.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose more than $560 billion every year in medical care, lost income, and other expenses, with calculations 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% deal with chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of those living with chronic pain, 89% of them have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is one of the leading causes of missed work, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. Of that number, 76.6% is due to decreased productivity of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, not work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Moscow Mills, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the magnitude of this public health threat and possess decades of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Moscow Mills, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of Moscow Mills, MO movement experts is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the Moscow Mills, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Moscow Mills, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors that extend out through the body to the brain. Understanding the nature of your pain can help your Moscow Mills, MO pain management physical therapy team treat your pain at the source and return you to optimal movement health.

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

  • Acute pain: limited in duration, most often a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: enduring pain, more likely tied to factors other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, previous traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that lasts less than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is specific to the injured area
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that increases when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and resolution of pain when the irritant is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may feel worsened pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that continues beyond 3 months
  • not readily related to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological factors such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are suffering from acute pain, talk to our Moscow Mills, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal correctly to avoid chronic pain issues in the future.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Moscow Mills, MO pain management professionals will establish and perform the most effective Moscow Mills, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you, free from pain.

You need an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Moscow Mills, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a movement expert near Moscow Mills, MO about your pain management needs.

Moscow Mills, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living with pain is limiting, sometimes even debilitating. Pain inflicts a psychological toll on us just as a physical one. Living with chronic pain can feel hopeless and overwhelming. Our physical and occupational therapists give you hope and help you make a complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good Moscow Mills, 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 practice of movement health 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’ Moscow Mills, 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 Moscow Mills, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Minimize tightness and inflammation
  • Strengthen 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 Moscow Mills, MO

Our Moscow Mills, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a number of different treatment types and specialties. You will work with your own personal 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

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. In order to design the safest and most beneficial care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, investigate 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 Moscow Mills, MO pain management evaluation, be open and offer 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 Moscow Mills, 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 provide you with the pain management care you need. Axes Physical Therapy is home to a vast network of physical and occupational therapists that are among the best in their respective specialties.

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Moscow Mills, 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
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy, McKenzie
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Julie Freiner
OTR/L, CHT
Farren Holman
PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Matt Williams
MS, OTR/L, ATC/L, CHT
Jeff Hunter
Clinic Director, PT, Cert. MDT, MBA
Bailey Zimmermann
Front Office Supervisor
Amanda Reynolds
Front Office

Locations

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