New Town, MO

New Town, MO

Pain Management New Town, 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 strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top New Town, MO movement experts with years of success connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by tailoring the treatment to each individual, based upon their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your New Town, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current understanding 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 a life free from pain. Choose any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading New Town, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — in the United States and across the globe, and New Town, MO is no different. If you are in New Town, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near New Town, MO treat patients with pain every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how pervasive 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 care, reduced income, and additional 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, approximately 50 million adults in the United States suffer from pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone 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, 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 productivity of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, rather than work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our New Town, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the gravity of the problem and possess decades of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is imperative for adults in the New Town, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of New Town, 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 New Town, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management New Town, MO: Understanding Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain 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 New Town, MO pain management physical therapy team treat the source of your pain and allow you to regain optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it is important to learn about the topic of pain and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually categorized as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most often a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely explained by factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, mental health issues, prior traumatic injury, and changes in the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific event
  • pain that increases when agitated, and relief when the irritant is removed; if you have a knee injury, you may experience worsened 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

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that continues beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable severity of pain that are not consistent with a specific action or behavior
  • pain sensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns like depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our New Town, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal properly to prevent future chronic pain and complications.

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can feel like it will never end. Work with our pain management team to establish and engage in the most effective New Town, 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 to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in New Town, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your New Town, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

New Town, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living 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 the life you want to live. A good New Town, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the source of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for individuals 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, physical therapists are movement experts who work to elevate quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ New Town, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous 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 New Town, 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
  • Extend range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in New Town, MO

Our New Town, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a wide range of specialized treatments. You will work with a dedicated pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. Your physical therapist might 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 impactful care, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key of getting an accurate picture of your condition. When you get a New Town, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you questions 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 New Town, MO

When you are dealing with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and has the tools and experience necessary to 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 New Town, 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
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (Astym)
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Video Motion Analysis
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Sara Crain
PT, CEAS, Astym Cert.
Candace Cunningham
Clinic Director, PT, DPT
Abigail Alsmeyer
Front Office

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