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Body Aches, Pain & Injury

Body Aches, Pain & Injury

Where does it hurt? From frozen shoulder to plantar fasciitis, Origin’s orthopedic specialists are experts in evaluating and treating pain, anywhere in your body. Recovering from surgery or injury? Your PT will work with you to rebuild strength, flexibility, and coordination at a pace that feels right for you.

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In some instances, pain is caused by damaged tissue. In others, it’s a protective response — your body is sending a warning signal to guard against the threat of injury. In either case, the pain is real and physical therapy can help.

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You and your physical therapist will co-create a treatment plan that relieves pain, increases strength, and restores functionality. It may include:

  • Manual therapy techniques
  • A personalized exercise program
  • Strategies for soothing an overprotective nervous system
  • Modifications to keep you moving and sleeping comfortably

Restore strength & function

Many patients experience pain relief as soon as their first visit. Building strength and functionality takes longer, with treatment for back, hip, or neck/shoulder pain lasting an average of 10 weeks.

COMMON & TREATABLE

Physical therapy is a recommended first-line treatment to relieve acute, chronic, and post-surgical pain without the use of habit-forming medication.

"My thumb hurts when I text."
"It’s like lightning shooting down my leg"
"My lower back hurts all the time."

Sources: CDC. Postsurgical pain; CDC. Safely and effectively managing pain without opioids.

Pain & Injury FAQ

What causes low back pain?

Common causes of low back pain include muscle strain from exercise or lifting, sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time, and repeatedly carrying a bag or child on one side of our body. Intense low back pain can also be caused by a bulging or herniated disk — when one of the gel-like disks that maintain space between vertebrae ruptures or bulges, putting pressure on nerves in the spine. A host of chronic medical conditions are associated with low back pain, including fibromyalgia and spinal stenosis.

What causes sciatica?

Sciatica is most commonly caused by a bulging or herniated disk — when one of the gel-like disks that maintain space between vertebrae ruptures or bulges, causing the vertebrae to put pressure on the sciatic nerve, which is the primary nerve that carries signals from the spinal cord to the back of the lower extremities.

What are the symptoms of sciatica?

Symptoms often include a pain in the low back or buttocks that shoots down the back of the leg into the back of the knee or down to the foot, often like a lightning bolt. You may also experience numbness, tingling, or burning down the back of the leg.

How long does it take to get relief from sciatica?

Sciatica tends to flare up occasionally even after it has initially resolved. ​​Our goal for you is pain-free movement. We want you to be able to walk, stand up, and live your life easily and comfortably. We will give you tools to manage your symptoms, long term. That way, if your sciatica starts to return, you'll know exactly what to do to minimize and alleviate the pain.

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