Sherman, MO

Sherman, MO

Pain Management Sherman, 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 an effective pain management strategy.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Sherman, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience connecting patients to freedom from pain. We are able to effectively treat pain by fitting the treatment to each individual patient, based upon their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your Sherman, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their clinical experience and the most up-to-date data and techniques to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes today or make an appointment online to move toward a life without pain. Visit any of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for convenient and accessible pain management care near Sherman, MO.

Pain Management: Prevalence

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and Sherman, MO. If you are in Sherman, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near Sherman, MO treat people who suffer from pain 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 Sherman, MO individuals with pain every day.

The Facts about Pain

  • Chronic pain costs patients over $560 billion every year in medical costs, lost income, and additional expenses. The true cost is likely much hire, with calculations from the National Institutes of Health putting the figure as high as $635 billion per year.
  • In a single day, approximately 50 million adults in the United States suffer from pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% suffer from chronic pain that interferes with their daily life and causes disfunction.
  • Of everyone with chronic pain, 89% of them 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 can be attributed to decreased efficiency of workers who report to work when experiencing pain, not work absences related to pain.

Our goal in pointing out these figures is to demonstrate that at Axes Physical Therapy, we do not take the task of pain management in Sherman, MO lightly. We understand the magnitude of this public health threat and have years of experience designing and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Sherman, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Sherman, MO physical and occupational therapists is on a mission to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the Sherman, MO pain management professionals at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Sherman, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain when our peripheral nervous system communicates information from the receptors throughout the body to the brain. Understanding the nature of your pain can help your Sherman, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively target 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 generally described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most often due to actual tissue injury or damage
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more likely tied to explanations besides damage such as chronic inflammation, nerve sensitivity changes, emotions, prior traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain is categorized by:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • pain is located at the injury site
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific event
  • increased pain when the injured area is agitated or compromised, and relief when the factor causing the pain is removed; if you have a knee 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 with crutches or when elevating it

Symptoms of chronic pain include:

  • pain that continues for longer than 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • widespread pain
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific motion or activity
  • hypersensitivity to even minor pain triggers
  • may be accompanied by psychological health concerns such as depression, fear, or anxiety

If you were recently injured and are experiencing acute pain, speak with our Sherman, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to 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 most appropriate Sherman, MO pain management solutions that will return you to the daily activities that are important to you without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

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

Sherman, 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. 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 give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to the life you love. As a Sherman, MO pain management solution, physical therapy addresses 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 living with pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven approach to the body and movement, based on the principles 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’ Sherman, 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 give you meaningful relief from pain.

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

We can help you manage your pain by providing physical therapy modalities that 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
  • Improve overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Sherman, MO

Our Sherman, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a wide range of specialized treatments. You will work with 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

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. To design the safest and most effective care, your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, investigate 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 Sherman, MO pain management evaluation, be honest 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 Sherman, 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 care 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 Sherman, 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
  • DorsaVi Video Motion Analysis
  • Vestibular Therapy and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Lauren Huckstep
Clinic Director, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Cert.
Annmarie Koenen
Front Office

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