Parkway, MO

Parkway, MO

Pain Management Parkway, 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 an effective pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy’s team of Parkway, MO movement experts has years of success guiding patients to meaningful pain relief. We are able to effectively treat pain by fitting our care to each individual patient, based upon their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Parkway, MO pain management therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most current understanding and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to move toward a pain-free life. Choose one of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Parkway, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many people of all shapes and sizes throughout the country, the world, and Parkway, MO. If you are in Parkway, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Parkway, 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 wide-spread pain is, but fortunately we have the skill required to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Chronic pain costs patients more than $560 billion every year in medical costs, reduced earnings, and other expenses, with estimates 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 are living with pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults suffer from chronic pain and 7.4% have debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% have experienced the pain for at least one year.
  • Pain is 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% is due to decreased output of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, rather than work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we take our Parkway, MO pain management duties seriously. We respect the gravity of this public health threat and possess years of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Proper, empirically supported, results-driven pain management is imperative for adults in the Parkway, MO area and all over the country. Our qualified team of Parkway, MO movement experts is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Turn to the Parkway, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Parkway, MO: Getting to Know 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 Parkway, MO pain management physical therapy team treat 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 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, usually a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: enduring pain, more likely tied to explanations other than damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, strong emotions, previous traumatic injury, and changes in the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that does not last more 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 resolution of pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; if you have an ankle injury, you may experience additional pain when putting pressure on that leg, but feel some relief when you take your weight off of that leg, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

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

If you have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, talk to our Parkway, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can swiftly alleviate your pain and address your injury, helping you 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 perform the right Parkway, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to your beloved everyday activities without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need an effective pain management solution from someone you can trust in Parkway, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands that time is of the essence in working toward eliminating pain. Contact us today to discuss your Parkway, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Parkway, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Living 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’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. As a Parkway, 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 individuals living with pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based approach to the body and movement and draws upon the principles 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’ Parkway, MO physical and occupational therapists are passionate 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 Parkway, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Reduce tightness and inflammation
  • Reinforce 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 Parkway, MO

Our Parkway, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a number of various specialized treatments. You will be assigned a dedicated 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 beneficial treatment, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key to giving your doctor an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Parkway, MO pain management evaluation, be open and provide as much information as possible. Your physical therapist may ask you questions 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 Parkway, MO

When you are living with pain, you must have a medical professional you trust 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.

Work with a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Parkway, 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
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy (BFR)

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Danielle O’Rando
Front Office
Sharon Titter
Clinic Director, MPT

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