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Category Archives: Back Pain

Back Pain | Apr 28, 2017

What Orthopedic Treatment Options Exist For Chronic Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common chronic conditions patients throughout Atlanta experience and affects every single person at one point in their life. Depending on the extent of the condition, back pain can completely stifle your ability to perform even the most basic of activities, let alone follow through with your daily routine. If you […]

Back Pain | Jun 22, 2017

Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Back Pain With Orthopedic Care

Chronic back pain is the most prevalent conditions that affect Americans as each individual will experience pain at some point in their life. Depending on the extent, back pain can completely alter your routine, making it impossible to perform everyday activities like walking or picking up objects. If you suffer from chronic back pain, contact […]

Back Pain | Jul 5, 2017

Treating Chronic Back Pain Without Prescription Medication

Approximately 22 million Americans visit an Orthopedic Doctor each year. Of these, close to eight million people are looking for solutions that resolve chronic back pain. Orthopedic spinal therapy is a safe, useful form of treatment for back pain that allows patients to experience relief without having to rely on solutions that offer adverse side […]

Back Pain, Health and Wellness | Jul 11, 2017

Treat Lower Back Pain With Orthopedic Care

It concerns our Atlanta orthopedic doctors to learn about patients who suffer from lower back pain that won’t go away on its own. Chronic pain often indicates the presence of other underlying conditions that require in-depth orthopedic treatment. If you experience chronic lower back pain for more than a few days and are trying to ignore […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Jul 18, 2017

Maintaining A Healthy Back

Chronic back pain is the primary source of disability for those under 45 years old living in the United States. To better understand why back pain is so prominent among Americans, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors are discussing the anatomy of the spine and what you can do to experience complete back pain relief.

Back Pain | Jul 26, 2017

Three Things That May Contribute To Your Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the entire world, forcing patients to miss out on their personal and professional obligations. However, many of the contributors and triggers for back pain are avoidable.

Back Pain | Aug 9, 2017

Lower Back Pain Can Affect Anyone

Back pain is the most prevalent condition medical physicians, and Orthopedic Doctors treat. Unfortunately, too many people try to ignore their pain until their symptoms become unbearable and potentially dangerous to their long-term health. Whether you experience constant pain or were injured in a recent accident, it’s important to have our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors examine […]

Back Pain | Aug 25, 2017

Treat Chronic Back Pain Without Prescription Medication

A wide variety of pain medications contain adverse side effects and serve as temporary solutions for those who experience chronic back pain. Cortisone shots allow patients to experience immediate pain relief associated with inflammation. If you are interested in treating chronic back pain without prescription medications or surgery, contact our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors to learn […]

Back Pain | Sep 8, 2017

Causes and Symptoms of Lower Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem, affecting more people than you might realize. Lower back pain has actually been cited by doctors as one of the most prevalent reasons that patients seek medical help for. Many people will actually put the aches and pain aside as much as they can, realizing all too late that […]

Back Pain | Sep 13, 2017

Reduce Lower Back Pain With Stretches Recommended By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

Lower back pain can appear gradually over time or develop as a result of physical trauma. Regardless, lower back pain can cause a variety of complications and prevent you from performing basic activities or meeting your professional commitments. Waking up with stiffness or significant pain can be avoided or reduced with particular stretches that help […]

Back Pain | Sep 15, 2017

Three Secrets For Going Through Your Workday Without Back Pain

Millions of people experience back pain as a result of their work environment. Sitting at your desk for hours at a time, lifting heavy objects without appropriate equipment are two of the most common reasons why so many people visit our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors.

Back Pain, Injuries | Nov 29, 2017

Common Back and Neck Injuries After Car Wrecks

Car accidents cause millions of injuries – some very significant – in the U.S. every year. According to the National Safety Council, 4.6 million people obtained significant injuries in 2016 from car accidents. The seriousness of the injury often depends on the type of accident, but even the most minor ones can lead to a […]

Back Pain | Dec 29, 2017

How To Get Through The Night With Lower Back Pain

Chronic back pain can prevent you from following through with your daily obligations and participating in your favorite activities. Considering the various types of chronic pain that exist, more people suffer from lower back pain than any other condition. In fact, each person will experience some level of lower back pain at some point in […]

Back Pain | Jan 15, 2018

Reduce Back Pain In An Office Environment

Back pain is the primary source of work disability in the United States. Even if your career doesn’t require you to lift heavy weight, you are still at risk of developing back pain at some point. In fact, most back pain is caused by frequently sitting for long periods. Finding a solution that helps keep […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Feb 2, 2018

Back Surgery Recovery

Back pain is prevalent among Americans because of the types of stress and strain most people are confronted with on a daily basis. The modern work space sees millions of Americans sitting down, hunched forward for long periods, while others experience back pain as a result of prior injuries or aging. Most cases of back […]

Back Pain, Neck Pain | Feb 16, 2018

Treat Back and Neck Pain Without Pills

Certain prescription pills contain adverse side effects and offer temporary pain relief for accident injuries, conditions, and other forms of physical trauma. Cortisone shots provide immediate relief for patients who experience inflammation, sciatica, arthritis, back pain, or neck pain. Ask one of the Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors at AICA Orthopedics if cortisone shots are an appropriate […]

Back Pain, Orthopedics | Feb 21, 2018

Questions To Ask Before Spine Surgery

If you are considering surgery to treat a recent injury or a preexisting condition, there are specific questions you should ask your doctor before following through with a procedure. Consider the following questions before making a final decision on whether surgery is the most appropriate option.

Back Pain | Mar 9, 2018

Low-Impact Exercises For Back Pain Relief

Back pain can be extremely debilitating, even if you have not sustained a specific injury like a fracture or tear. Most forms of back pain are caused by an irritated or swollen muscle that is worn or stretched out. To address mild forms of recurring back pain, there are a few low-impact exercises patients can […]

Back Pain | Apr 4, 2018

Back Pain and Stress Relief Tips

Back pain is an unfortunate condition that has the potential to completely alter your routine. As the most prevalent condition that affects Americans, the intensity of back pain and its debilitating features can create tremendous stress that exacerbates all associated symptoms. If you currently suffer from chronic back pain or are concerned about potentially experiencing […]

Back Pain | May 2, 2018

Treat The Injury, Not The Pain

Effective non-surgical orthopedic care focuses on identifying and treating the source of a patient’s condition. Unlike traditional approaches to addressing injuries, our practice dedicates itself to offering holistic solutions that go beyond masking symptoms and provide long-term relief.

Back Pain | Jun 1, 2018

Gain Independence from Your Back Pain

Back pain can exist anywhere from the base of your neck to the tail end of your rib cage. The ribs connect to the sternum located in the center of the chest and extend around to the back area. If a nerve that exists in this area is irritated, pinched, or damaged, you will likely […]

Back Pain | Jun 4, 2018

Treat Back Pain With Solutions That Actually Work

When it comes to lower back pain, odds are that you’ve already experienced this or will at some point during your life. When back pain does appear, it can range from a dull ache to intense pain that prevents you from performing basic actions and activities such as standing up or walking. Lower back pain […]

Back Pain | Jun 11, 2018

Avoid Back Pain When Carrying A Newborn Child

Most couples who are expecting their first child are aware of the sleepless nights that lay ahead. However, many developing families do not anticipate the type of back pain that comes from carrying and holding an infant for many hours each day. Lifting a newborn is one of the most common causes of back pain […]

Back Pain, Neck Pain | Jun 13, 2018

Travel Tips To Avoid Back and Neck Pain

Summer is just about here…which means that vacation season is arriving! With vacationing comes long flights and car rides. For those who suffer from chronic neck or back pain, traveling for hours at a time can be unbearable. So, how do you enjoy your vacation without suffering in constant pain or discomfort? Our Atlanta orthopedic […]

Back Pain | Aug 3, 2018

How Parents Can Help Protect Their Children From Overuse Injuries

Participation in youth sports continues to rise each year. If your child enjoys competitive sports, you may be caught up in the hectic schedule that comes with such an active lifestyle. Driving your children to and from practice, investing in private lessons, and purchasing equipment throughout the year; competitive sports demand a lot out of […]

Back Pain | Aug 13, 2018

At-Home Treatment Solutions For Back Pain

Lower back pain is sometimes so severe, it needs substantial action like surgery or intensive physical therapy for pain relief. Other times, simple home remedies provide relief. At the first sign of back pain, you should always consult your Atlanta orthopedic doctor to make sure this isn’t a symptom of a greater problem.

Back Pain | Aug 17, 2018

How Smoking Contributes To Back Pain

You’ve heard it a million times: if you quit smoking immediately, you substantially reduce your risk of developing serious health issues like heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. The Atlanta orthopedic doctors at AICA Orthopedics want to repeat this important message. Not only does smoking cause the health conditions we’ve already shared, but it can also […]

Back Pain | Sep 19, 2018

The Benefits of Spinal Fusion For Those Who Suffer From Back Pain

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic back pain, you understand how debilitating the pain can be. Every element of daily life is affected. Not only is your ability to lift, walk or bend impacted, but even the simplest tasks can be painful and sometimes intolerable. Many who have experienced this have considered […]

Back Pain | Dec 7, 2018

How Orthotics Can Help Reduce Back Pain and Other Health Benefits

When you have irregular walking patterns, it may be recommended to you to utilize orthotics. They help make normal daily functions of walking, standing, or running more comfortable and efficient by changing the angles of which your foot strikes minimally.

Back Pain | Jan 28, 2019

How Parents Can Help Lighten Children’s Backpack Burden

Being a parent in today’s society is no easy task. Balancing the kid’s activities, ensuring they are eating properly, getting enough sleep, and for those parents of teens, monitoring their kids screen time. With so much on a parent’s plate,  it’s easy to overlook a critical element in their child’s life- their backpack. Some are […]

Back Pain | Jan 30, 2019

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Back Pain

If you find yourself suffering from back pain, know you are not alone and reside in a cohort with 65 million other Americans. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and due to improper lifting techniques- one of the most common work related injuries.

Back Pain | Apr 10, 2019

Back Pain Relief Remedies

Back pain has this awful way of creeping up on people and if you haven’t experienced it yet, you may in the future. If you have experienced it, you aren’t the only one! Unfortunately, half of all working Americans have reported back pain to their doctor!

Back Pain | Apr 17, 2019

What You Need To Know About Back Surgery

Have you suffered from chronic back pain, scoliosis, stenosis, bulging disc long enough? Are you thinking about surgery? Read what our Atlanta orthopedic doctors want you to know about back surgery.

Back Pain | Jun 28, 2019

Our Atlanta Chiropractors Can Help You Fight Scoliosis

Some have heard the term and think they know what is and some may even know someone who has the condition. You may even be a parent with a child who has scoliosis but aren’t really sure what exactly you can do for your child. Some adults are living with scoliosis and some may not […]

Healthy Remedies For Lower Back Pain | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain | Aug 2, 2019

Healthy Remedies For Lower Back Pain

As an adult, lower back pain is a common ailment, especially after a certain age. The cause of this pain, however, differentiates from person to person since the source of the pain can begin in the muscles, nerves, or bones. The pain in the lower back can be a dull ache or even a sudden […]

Treating Life’s Most Common Aches | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain | Sep 23, 2019

Treating Life’s Most Common Aches

Unfortunately, back pain is something that almost everyone will experience in their lifetime. With life’s physical demands in the workplace, whether it be lifting or even being in the office, back injury or discomfort is bound to occur. This pain, when it occurs, can disrupt your daily routine, and although it may be painful, lower […]


Back Pain, Sciatica | Oct 3, 2019

How Do I Know if I Have Sciatica?

Do you have sciatica? This type of back pain is different from other issues that can cause your back to ache. It begins in the lower back, but it doesn’t remain in the area. Instead, the pain continues down one of your legs, and it can go all the way down into the foot.   […]


Back Pain, Services, Spine Care | Oct 11, 2019

How Does Spinal Decompression Work?

Back pain can be caused by a number of different health issues, including problems with your spine. Just as there are many different causes, there are also a number of different ways to treat back pain.   One of the more common options is spinal decompression. This procedure can be a surgical option, but there […]

5 Helpful Stretches for Spinal Stenosis

Back Pain, Spine Care | Oct 14, 2019

5 Helpful Stretches for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis can be a painful condition that leaves you with less mobility. This may mean that you can’t engage in your hobbies as much as you once did or keep up with your children or grandchildren.   You may feel like you’re missing out on life, and it might look like your only option […]

warehouse worker with back pain needing 5 lifestyle changes to prevent back pain

Back Pain, Health and Wellness, Spine Care | Oct 24, 2019

5 Lifestyle Changes that Can Prevent Back Pain

No one wants to suffer from chronic back pain, but no one wants to undergo the surgical procedures or take medication to deal with pain, either. Fortunately, there are a number of lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent back pain. If the underlying cause of your back pain is fairly mild, a spine specialist […]

Minimally Invasive Back Surgery Procedure at AICA Orthopedics with Scissors and Knives

Back Pain, Spine Care, Surgery | Oct 31, 2019

What Happens During Minimally Invasive Back Surgery?

No one wants to have surgery, especially back surgery. The recovery time can be much more difficult than some other surgeries because you often cannot lay on your back, which can be uncomfortable, and you have to limit your movements as much as possible.   That’s why minimally invasive spine surgery is the best option. […]

Treating Spinal Trauma | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain, Spine Care | Nov 25, 2019

Treating Spinal Trauma

A fracture to the spine can occur when a trauma such as a car accident, fall or even sports-related injuries impacts the body.

minimally invasive surgery for scoliosis

Back Pain, Spine Care, Surgery | Dec 5, 2019

Does Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Work?

What Is Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery? Scoliosis is a condition of the spine which causes it to be marked by curvatures and misalignments that should not be present in a healthy and properly formed spine. This condition can be mild and harmless to the individual who has it, but it can also be more severe […]

Stand Tall For A Better You | AICA Orthopedics

Back Pain | Jan 10, 2020

Stand Tall For A Better You

With nearly 65 million Americans reporting back-related pain, it is no wonder it is the leading cause of disability in the United States. The back is composed of muscles, ligaments, bones, nerves, and discs. Unwanted strain and stress are being placed on backs around the country due to increased use in computers and even cell […]

Back Pain Myths: Busted

Back Pain | Feb 10, 2020

Back Pain Myths: Busted

All too often, patients believe certain myths and misconceptions about back pain, the spine, and the types of appropriate care available. You may need a CT scan, X-rays, or MRI to fully diagnose the extent of your back pain, but knowing the truth behind these myths will give you a better idea of how to […]

what is degenerative disc disease

Back Pain, Health and Wellness | Feb 12, 2020

What Is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease occurs when a person’s discs that keep the vertebrae from rubbing together begin to dry out or shrink or degenerate. When these discs are no longer able to perform, chronic back pain begins and can even become debilitating for many. Unlike normal wear and tear on the spinal column, with this disease, […]

How to Treat Chronic Back Pain

Back Pain, Chronic Pain | Feb 19, 2020

How to Treat and Diagnose Chronic Back Pain

Patients with chronic back pain often look for a spine doctor to address their symptoms and concerns. Chronic back pain can affect your daily life, so it’s critical to find a holistic therapeutic treatment plan for pain relief and healthy functioning. Here are some things to consider when treating chronic back pain.

Lower Back Pain and Cold Feet

Back Pain | Jul 26, 2020

Lower Back Pain and Cold Feet

Certain ailments are easy to identify and diagnose – pain in the back or the neck is usually easy to discover. But sometimes, we experience other symptoms that we don’t realize indicate a larger issue, or we don’t associate with other symptoms. For example, it may not be until you visit a spine doctor that […]

Managing Back Pain in the Midst of COVID-19

Back Pain | Aug 4, 2020

Managing Back Pain in the Midst of COVID-19

Prioritizing Health and Safety During a Pandemic During these difficult times, you might find yourself considering which places are worth venturing out to and which places to avoid. State and local guidelines recommend personal safety precautions to benefit your community including wearing masks or face coverings in public places, washing your hands regularly, and using […]

Dos and Don’ts of Lower Back Stretching

Back Pain | Aug 5, 2020

Dos and Don’ts of Lower Back Stretching

Ah, lower back pain. That tightness you feel after sitting at your desk for too long, that shooting pain you experience when bending or twisting the wrong way, or that ache you dread when you roll out of bed in the morning. Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints of Americans, and […]

5 Ways to Deal with a Herniated Disc

Back Pain, Spine Care | Aug 5, 2020

5 Ways to Deal with a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc can be an extremely painful condition generally caused by injury to the spinal disc or natural degeneration as you age. Common types of injuries that can lead to herniated discs include anything that includes a direct impact on the spinal discs that separate your vertebrae, including car accidents, contact sport injuries, and […]

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain When Sleeping

Back Pain | Aug 14, 2020

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain When Sleeping

We all know how important quality sleep is to our health, and unfortunately, many of us just aren’t getting it due to living busy lives and never finding enough time in the day! But when you also add in experiencing pain every time you try to sleep, there is even more chance you are not […]

Make Sure You’re Lifting Correctly with These 4 Tips

Back Pain, Injuries | Oct 14, 2020

Make Sure You’re Lifting Correctly with These 4 Tips!

You’ve probably heard someone say it before- lift with your legs, not your back! But what does that mean? While picking something up may be second nature, there are actually ways to do so that are less likely to result in back pain or worse, a back injury. If you don’t take care when lifting […]

How to Sit to Avoid Back Pain

Back Pain, Spine Care | Oct 23, 2020

How to Sit to Avoid Back Pain

If you’re experiencing back pain for any reason then you probably know how uncomfortable it can be to sit in certain positions or for long periods of time. It is important to see a spine specialist whenever you have back pain that interrupts how you live your life. There are treatments available to help with […]

How Much Is a Back Injury Worth In a Car Accident

Back Pain | Nov 3, 2020

How Much Is a Back Injury Worth In a Car Accident?

In any car accident, the best-case scenario is that every part is able to walk away with minor or no injuries, but sometimes they are unavoidable. Some of the most common injuries are back and neck injuries, which often appear in the hours and days after the original impact. These injuries can be serious and […]

How Long Should I Stay Out of Work After a Back Injury from a Car Accident

After An Accident, Back Pain | Nov 4, 2020

How Long Should I Stay Out of Work After a Back Injury from a Car Accident?

Many people want to put their car accident behind them and resume normal routines as soon as possible, and while this is sometimes possible, your health needs to come first. If you have suffered an injury or are experiencing back pain after a car accident, returning to things like work immediately may not be the […]

How Long After an Accident Can You Feel Back Pain

Back Pain | Dec 18, 2020

How Long After an Accident Can You Feel Back Pain?

After an accident, you can often get caught up in the chaos of the situation. Dealing with the police, insurance companies, and car repairs can be draining, and often your body goes into shock mode so that you are able to carry out these tasks. While this allows you to get through the day, this […]

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