Pevely, MO

Pevely, MO

Pain Management Pevely, 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’s team of Pevely, MO movement experts has years of clinical experience connecting patients to meaningful pain relief. We have the capability to effectively treat pain by fitting our care to each individual, considering everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Pevely, MO pain management therapist employs their years of experience and the most up-to-date data and techniques to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to get started on your journey to living pain-free. Choose any of our independently owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading Pevely, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Pevely, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in Pevely, MO, you are not alone.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Pevely, MO treat pain sufferers every day. Though the numbers surrounding the effects of pain on the population are staggering, they do not surprise our experienced pain management professionals who treat Pevely, MO individuals with pain every day.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose more than $560 billion every year in medical treatment, reduced income, 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 American adults are living with pain.
  • 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, 89% have been actively feeling 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 in lost productivity alone. 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 Axes Physical Therapy takes our responsibility to provide Pevely, MO pain management seriously. We respect the magnitude of the problem and possess decades of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

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

Pain Management Pevely, 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 Pevely, 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 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 reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: long-term pain, more often originated from factors besides tissue injury or damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, mood and mental state, previous traumatic injury, and changes in the wiring of the brain

Symptoms of acute pain include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • associated with an injury or specific event
  • increased pain when agitated, and decreased pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, 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 take your weight off of that leg with crutches or when elevating it

Chronic pain symptoms include:

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

If you have recently been injured and are suffering from acute pain, speak with our Pevely, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to 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. Work with our pain management team to determine and perform the most effective Pevely, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in Pevely, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Pevely, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Pevely, 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 remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you want to live. As a Pevely, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses the source 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 knowledge of kinesiology and the musculoskeletal system. As the American Physical Therapy Association puts it, physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ Pevely, MO physical and occupational therapists are zealous about getting patients back 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 Pevely, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

Physical therapy addresses pain by doing do the following:

  • Minimize tightness and inflammation
  • Reinforce muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Restore balance to the body
  • Improve range of motion
  • Break down scar tissue
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Pevely, MO

Our Pevely, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a number of different specialized treatments. You will be assigned your own personal 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

We cannot provide meaningful pain management unless we understand your experience. To address your pain and provide the safest and most effective treatment, your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, consult your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You hold the key of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you get a Pevely, MO pain management evaluation, be honest 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 Pevely, 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 Pevely, 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
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Advanced Work Rehabilitation
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Vestibular Therapy/Concussion Management
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Kaila Mikesch
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Eric Meyer
Assistant Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CMPT
Ernie Goddard
Partner, PT
Natalie Carter
PT, DPT, Astym. Cert.
Emma Witte
PTA, ASTYM Cert.
Kelly Barnes
Physical Therapist
Jennifer Zweigart
Front Office
Shannon Blum
PTA, ATC
Nick Baldwin
Front Office

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