Union, MO

Union, MO

Pain Management Union, MO. If you are living with debilitating pain, you are not alone. If chronic pain has prevented you from doing the activities you love, you need an effective pain management plan.

Axes Physical Therapy is led by a team of top Union, MO movement experts with years of clinical experience connecting patients to freedom from pain. We are able to address pain effectively by fitting our care to each individual patient, taking into account everything about their health and needs. At Axes Physical Therapy, your Union, MO pain management therapist employs their clinical experience and the most up-to-date understanding and techniques to create the right pain management plan for you.

Contact Axes now or make an appointment online to get started on your journey to a life free from pain. Select one of our physical therapist-locally owned and operated facilitieslocations in the St. Louis metro area and around Eastern Missouri for accessible pain management from leading Union, MO movement experts.

Pain Management: How Common is Pain?

Pain is a major problem affecting people of all shapes and sizes in the United States and across the globe, and Union, MO is no different. If you are in Union, MO suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.

Axes Physical Therapy has a team of Union, MO physical and occupational therapists who treat pain patients every day. Our pain management doctors and therapists know all too well how pervasive pain is, but fortunately we are equipped to eliminate your pain, as we have done for countless others.

Understanding the Pain Problem

  • Patients with chronic pain lose more than $560 billion every year in medical care, lost income, and additional 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 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 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 in lost productivity alone. 76.6% of that loss is due to decreased output of workers dealing with pain while working, not work absences related to pain.

All this is to say that at Axes Physical Therapy, we do not take the task of pain management in Union, MO lightly. We understand the gravity of this public health threat and have years of experience formulating and administering therapies and treatments that manage or eliminate pain in our patients.

Individuals in Union, MO and around the world rely on quality, evidence-based pain management care. The Axes Physical Therapy team of Union, MO physical therapists and movement specialists is on a mission to eliminate pain and optimize mobility for every patient who comes through our doors. Turn to the Union, MO pain management experts at Axes Physical Therapy.

Pain Management Union, MO: Getting to Know Your Pain

Pain is a sensation we experience 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 Union, MO physical therapist or other pain management doctor effectively treat 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 helps to learn about pain as a general topic and the type of pain you are experiencing. Pain is usually categorized as either acute or chronic.

  • Acute pain: endures only for a limited amount of time, most commonly reflective of injury or damage to tissue in the body
  • Chronic pain: persistent pain, more often originated from factors other than damage such as chronic inflammation, fluctuations in nerve sensitivity, emotions, 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
  • the sensation of pain is local to the injured area
  • accompanied by swelling, warmth, and redness
  • arises from an injury or specific physical trauma
  • increased pain when agitated, and resolution of pain when the factor causing the pain is removed; for example, if you have an ankle 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, such as when sitting down or elevating it

Some of the most common symptoms of chronic pain are:

  • pain that continues for longer than 3 months
  • not readily attributed to an injury
  • pain throughout the body
  • fluctuating degrees of pain that are not consistent with a specific activity or action
  • pain sensitivity 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 Union, MO physical therapists to discuss how we can 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 engage in the most promising Union, 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 Union, MO. Axes Physical Therapy understands how urgently you need treatment to target your pain. Contact us today to discuss your Union, MO pain management options with a pain specialist.

Union, MO Physical Therapy for Pain Management

Life with pain is limiting, sometimes even 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 help you make a complete recovery and return to the life you love. A good Union, MO pain management plan like 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 top treatments for individuals suffering from pain. Physical therapy is an evidence-based practice of movement health 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 elevate their patients’ quality of life by prescribing exercise, administering hands-on care, and educating the patient. Axes’ Union, 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 us to help you manage and eliminate your pain.

In addition to pain management, our Union, 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
  • Manage scar tissue
  • Promote overall functioning

Pain Management Treatment Methods in Union, MO

Our Union, MO physical therapists are seasoned experts in a number of different treatment types and specialties. You will be assigned your own personal pain management physical therapist who will design the right treatment plan for you. Some of the treatment methods we might employ are:

  • 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 design the safest and most impactful care, your physical therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation, investigate your medical history, and perform a physical exam.

You are an integral part to giving your doctor an accurate picture of your condition. When you see a physical therapist near Union, MO for a 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 Union, MO

When you are living with pain, you must have a trusted medical expert on your side 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.

Trust a pain management professional at Axes Physical Therapy near Union, MO for tailored pain management care 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 and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
  • 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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