Oakland, MO

Oakland, MO

Pain Management Oakland, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. When chronic pain impedes you from being is getting in the way of your ability to enjoy life or do the activities you want to do, you need a sound pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Oakland, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to address pain effectively by fitting the treatment to each individual, taking into account everything about their health and needs. Your Oakland, MO pain management physical therapist employs their years of experience and the most current evidence and techniques to put together a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Choose any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations near St. Louis and across Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Oakland, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

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

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Oakland, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat patients with 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.

How Does Pain Affect our Community?

  • Chronic pain costs patients more than $560 billion every year in medical care, reduced income, and other expenses, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • On any given day, around 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% have debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • 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 just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased output of workers dealing with pain while working, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Oakland, MO pain management duties seriously. We understand the gravity of the problem and possess years of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is imperative for adults in the Oakland, MO area and all over the country. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Oakland, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the Oakland, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Oakland, MO: Understanding Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding how your pain functions can help your Oakland, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target your pain at the source and return you to optimal movement health.

If you suffer from pain and believe you might need professional pain management care, it helps to learn about 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 a result of actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: longer-lasting pain, more likely explained by factors other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, changes in nerve sensitivity, mental health issues, 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
  • the sensation of pain is specific to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific event
  • pain that increases when agitated, and decreased pain when the irritant is removed; for example, if you have an ankle injury, you may experience additional pain when shifting weight onto that leg, but find that the pain is lessened or alleviated when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that persists beyond 3 months
  • not readily related to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable severity of pain that cannot be explained by a specific action or behavior
  • 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, speak with our Oakland, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you heal correctly to protect against 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 Oakland, MO pain management professionals will establish and engage in the most effective Oakland, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Oakland, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Oakland, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Oakland, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life 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 help you make a complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Oakland, 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.

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, physical therapists are movement experts who work to improve quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ Oakland, 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 us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

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

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Reduce tightness and inflammation
  • Strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Extend range of motion
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Oakland, MO

Our Oakland, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a number of different specialized treatments. You will work with your own personal physical therapist who will work closely with you on your custom pain management plan. 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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. In order to design the safest and most impactful care, 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland, MO

When you are living with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side who understands your condition and can provide you with the pain management solutions 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.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Oakland, 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
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

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