St. George, MO

St. George, MO

Pain Management St. George, MO. Living with pain is not easy and, unfortunately, not uncommon. If chronic pain has prevented you from doing the activities you love, you need a sound pain management solution.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top St. George, MO movement experts with years of experience successfully guiding patients to freedom from pain. We are able to effectively treat pain by tailoring our care to each individual patient, considering their needs, goals, condition, and lifestyle. Your St. George, MO pain management physical therapist draws from their years of experience and the most up-to-date data and industry practices to put together the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to get started on your journey to living pain-free. Visit one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations throughout Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri for convenient pain management from leading St. George, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain affects many, many all kinds of people — large and small, young and old — throughout the country, the world, and St. George, MO. As a sufferer of chronic pain in St. George, MO, you are in good company.

The physical and occupational therapists of Axes Physical Therapy near St. George, MO treat pain patients every day. Though the rate of individuals living with pain is inordinate, it comes as no surprise to our experienced pain management professionals who treat St. George, MO individuals with pain every day.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain spend in excess of $560 billion every year in medical care, lost earnings, and other expenses. The true cost is likely much hire, 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 suffer from pain.
  • According to the CDC, over 20% of adults live with chronic pain and 7.4% deal with debilitating chronic pain that impedes their daily activities.
  • Of those living with chronic pain, 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 can be attributed to decreased output 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 Axes Physical Therapy takes St. George, MO pain management seriously. We recognize the magnitude of the problem and have decades of experience formulating and executing therapies and treatments to free our patients from pain.

Individuals in St. George, MO and around the world need on quality, evidence-based pain management care. Our qualified team of St. George, MO movement experts is committed to providing care to provide every one our our patients freedom to move and relief from pain. Turn to the St. George, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management St. George, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

We experience the sensation of pain 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 St. George, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively address your pain at the source and return you to peak 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 generally described as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly a result of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: enduring pain, more often tied to explanations other than damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, mood and mental state, previous traumatic injury, and changes that occur in the brain

Acute pain symptoms include:

  • pain that does not last more than 3 months
  • the sensation of pain is local to the injured area
  • injury site swelling, warmth, and redness
  • tied to an injury or specific event
  • pain that increases when agitated, and resolution of pain when the irritant is removed; for example, if you have a knee injury, you may experience additional pain when shifting weight onto 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

Below is a list of common chronic pain symptoms:

  • pain that lingers beyond 3 months
  • not directly or immediately attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • fluctuating severity of pain that are not consistent with 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 have recently been injured and are experiencing acute pain, speak with our St. George, MO physical therapists about treating your injury to eliminate your pain quickly and heal properly to protect against future chronic pain and complications.

Life with chronic pain can feel hopeless. Work with our pain management team to determine and perform the most promising St. George, MO pain management solutions for you so that you can return to your beloved everyday activities without debilitating and unpredictable pain.

You need to work with a provider you trust for your pain management care in St. George, MO. At Axes Physical Therapy, we recognize how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to speak to a specialist expert near St. George, MO about your pain management options.

St. George, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life 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’ job is to give you hope and remain dedicated to your complete recovery and return to life as you want it to be. A good St. George, MO pain management plan like physical therapy will target the source of your pain and help you process the psychological pain.

Physical therapy is increasingly one of the first and best recommendations for individuals suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an data-driven 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 their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and providing patient education. Axes’ St. George, 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 give you meaningful relief from pain.

In addition to pain management, our St. George, MO physical and occupational therapists offer:

We can help you manage your pain by providing physical therapy treatment methods that do the following:

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

Pain Management Treatment Methods in St. George, MO

Our St. George, MO physical therapists have extensive backgrounds in a number of different treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned 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. To address your pain and provide the safest and most effective care, before beginning treatment your physical therapist will conduct a comprehensive evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part of getting an accurate picture of the condition you are dealing with. When you see a physical therapist near St. George, MO for a pain management evaluation, be open and offer 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 St. George, MO

When you are living with pain, you need a medical professional you trust who understands your condition and can 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 St. George, 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
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
  • Certified Wellness Coaching

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Brian Wahlig
Front Office Supervisor
Sarah Schroeder
MOTR/L, CHT, Astym Cert
Mandy Carter
MSPT, CMPT, ATC, CWC
Ray Bauer
Clinic Director, MSPT, CMPT

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