Old Monroe, MO

Old Monroe, MO

Pain Management Old Monroe, 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 solution.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Old Monroe, MO movement experts with years of success guiding patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to treat pain effectively by fitting the treatment to each individual, considering everything about their health and needs. Your Old Monroe, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date data and industry practices to create a perfect pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to begin on your journey to freedom from pain. Choose any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Old Monroe, 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 Old Monroe, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Old Monroe, MO, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Old Monroe, 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.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients more than $560 billion every year in medical treatment, lost earnings, 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, approximately 50 million American adults are living with pain.
  • 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 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, costing $61.2 billion a year in the United States just in lost productivity. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased productivity of workers dealing with pain while working, not work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that Axes Physical Therapy takes Old Monroe, MO pain management seriously. We recognize the magnitude of this public health threat and possess decades of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is vital for adults in the Old Monroe, MO area and all over the country. Our qualified team of Old Monroe, 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 Old Monroe, MO pain management needs to the professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Old Monroe, 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 Old Monroe, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat 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 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: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly due to actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more likely explained by factors other than tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, strong emotions, 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
  • arises from an injury or specific physical trauma
  • pain that increases when agitated, and relief when the irritant is removed; if you have an ankle injury, you may experience 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, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately related to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • unpredictable degrees of pain that cannot be explained by 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 Old Monroe, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal properly to prevent future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. When you work with Axes Physical Therapy, our Old Monroe, MO pain management professionals will determine and engage in the most appropriate Old Monroe, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to your beloved everyday activities, free from pain.

It is important to select to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Old Monroe, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to speak to a movement expert near Old Monroe, MO about your pain management needs.

Old Monroe, 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 give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Old Monroe, MO pain management solution, 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 data-driven 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 elevate quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ Old Monroe, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate about getting patients back 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 Old Monroe, 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
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Old Monroe, MO

Our Old Monroe, MO physical therapists are seasoned practitioners in a number of various treatment types and specialties. You will work with 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. In order to design the safest and most impactful treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part to giving your doctor an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Old Monroe, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide 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 Old Monroe, 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 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 Old Monroe, 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
  • 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

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