Category Archives: Spine Care

Spine Care | Oct 9, 2017

How Spinal Stabilization Affects Wellness

Spinal stabilization and maintaining ideal body mechanics is an important health issue for people of all ages and backgrounds. These concepts support your ability to maintain a healthy posture, regardless of whether you are standing, sitting, or laying down. Spinal stability helps promote the health of the muscles in your…

Spine Care | May 10, 2019

Advances In Spine Surgery

Back pain can be life altering and can ultimately rob you of precious time and moments in your life. However, a visit with our Atlanta spine specialist to learn about a new minimally invasive spine surgery can help prevent losing out on anything else.

Spine Care, Surgery | May 13, 2019

Cutting Edge Surgery Leads to Shorter Recovery

Suffering from chronic pain in the knee is painful enough, but then to think about the pain one would suffer after a surgery for knee replacement has some people hesitant to take that step. Just the worries of what could happen and the pain one might be in stop many…

Making A Decision About Spinal Decompression | AICA Orthopedics

Spine Care | Jul 15, 2019

Making A Decision About Spinal Decompression

If chronic, long-lasting back pain is consuming your life, finding relief may be the only thing that is ever on your mind. Spinal decompression may be your answer, and it can be done surgically or non-surgically, and we are going to tell you all you need to know!

Why Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons Are Pairing Up | AICA Orthopedics

Spine Care | Jul 24, 2019

Why Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons Are Pairing Up

“If I need to be evaluated for a spinal problem, or if I need spinal surgery, should I see a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon?” In today’s world of medicine, spine surgery is incorporating both specialties as both sets of doctors understand the importance of the other’s craft.

Exceptional Spine Care | AICA Orthopedics

Spine Care | Sep 13, 2019

Exceptional Spine Care

Our Atlanta spine doctors at AICA Orthopedics are among the elite group of doctors who perform a wide variety of minimally invasive as well as traditional surgical methods for the back, neck, and spine. Our surgeons, however, believe in practicing all non-surgical avenues before exploring surgical practices to help reduce…

Is Laser Surgery Necessary? | AICA Orthopedics

Spine Care, Surgery | Oct 11, 2019

Is Laser Surgery Necessary?

When thinking of laser surgery, many may think of futuristic space-age technology with laser beams, but that isn’t exactly how it all works. Lasers are used in the operating room, however, not in the way many may think.

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Spine Care | Nov 1, 2019

Top 5 Correct Sleeping Positions to Reduce Back Pain

It is unfortunately all too common for adults to experience chronic back pain. The source and cause of each individual’s back problems might vary, but there are several sleep-related tweaks that can be made to reduce overall back pain in most cases, regardless of the underlying cause.   An Atlanta…

AICA spine doctor holding spine model

Spine Care | Nov 8, 2019

Types of Doctors That Might Treat Your Back Pain

Back pain seems to be a problem that plagues so many, so it can be easy to operate under the assumption that treatment is relatively interchangeable. There are actually many different types of doctors that specialize in more specific areas of treatment when it comes to back injury or chronic…

How Strong Legs Improve Spinal Health | AICA Orthopedics

Health and Wellness, Spine Care | Dec 30, 2019

How Strong Legs Improve Spinal Health

The spine is an important part of how your body functions, and it is incredibly important that we take care of our spine so that it can function optimally. The spine is dependent upon other muscle groups, specifically the glutes and leg muscles for stabilization.   When these muscle groups…

5 Ways to Make Recovery Easier after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine Care | Feb 7, 2020

5 Ways to Make Recovery Easier after Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Have you been injured in a car accident that required surgery? At AICA Orthopedics, our team of car accident doctors are highly trained in this kind of treatment. If you experience a spinal injury that may require surgery, we recognize that minimally invasive surgery is often a better option than…

The Truth About Spinal Stenosis and Car Accidents

Spine Care | Jul 19, 2020

The Truth About Spinal Stenosis and Car Accidents

When you have been in a car accident, it is not uncommon to experience back and neck pain from the force of impact. Even when you are wearing your seatbelt and the airbag deploys, your body is still jolted into unnatural positions and this can put significant strain on the…

Nothing Is Average About Settlement for Spinal Stenosis

Spine Care | Jul 20, 2020

Nothing Is Average About Settlement for Spinal Stenosis

If you’re suffering from car accident injuries and are looking for more information on a settlement with a personal injury lawyer, it helps to better understand your injury and the types of treatments available. When it comes to car accident injuries like spinal stenosis, this more generic term applies to…

What Happens If A Herniated Disc Goes Untreated

Spine Care | Aug 17, 2020

What Happens If A Herniated Disc Goes Untreated?

Many people live with back pain hoping it will go away or trying to treat it with home remedies that may provide temporary relief but then the pain starts up again. Back pain can be a symptom of something as benign as sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long…

What Is the Success Rate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Spine Care, Surgery | Aug 21, 2020

What Is the Success Rate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

When suffering from an injury or chronic pain, most doctors will tell you that surgery is a last resort to be explored after all other solutions. This can be especially true when the injury is related to your spine, as it’s a small and delicate area. But in recent years,…

6 Exercises to Ease Herniated Disc Pain

Spine Care | Sep 10, 2020

6 Exercises to Ease Herniated Disc Pain

When the soft jelly in the center of your discs slips out past its normally hard exterior, this can be known as a herniated, slipped, or ruptured disc. This can cause intense back pain, pain in the neck, and arms, as well as a tingling or numb feeling in the…

Why Spine Care Is Important After an Accident

Accident FAQS, Spine Care | Sep 25, 2020

Why Spine Care Is Important After an Accident

Medical care is an expected part of a car accident, especially if you have suffered from any injuries. You may picture an emergency room and broken bones- while those can be common, many people underestimate the importance of seeking chiropractic care after an event like this. Focusing on realignment of…

Spine Care | Oct 5, 2020

4 Ways to Prevent Degenerative Disc from Getting Worse

As you get older your body gradually begins to respond to the wear and tear it has experienced over the years. When it comes to your joints, wear and tear is common in the knees, hips, and also the spine. The vertebrae in your spine are each separated by a…

What Are My Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis

Spine Care | Oct 15, 2020

What Are My Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis?

If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you might be wondering about the variety of treatments out there and which one is going to be best for you. Spinal stenosis refers to when the spinal column begins to narrow, making small spaces even smaller and putting pressure on nerves and…

Can Spinal Stenosis Cause Difficulty Walking

Spine Care | Oct 26, 2020

Can Spinal Stenosis Cause Difficulty Walking?

Spinal stenosis is not uncommon among people 50 years and older, primarily due to wear and tear on the body over time. If you begin to experience significant neck or lower back pain then your doctor may want to assess for spinal stenosis. Treatment varies with the severity, starting with…

Which Parts of the Spine are Most Vulnerable in an Accident

Spine Care | Dec 15, 2020

Which Parts of the Spine are Most Vulnerable in an Accident?

Though the spine is extremely durable, it is also prone to injuries or permanent damage in certain scenarios. Car accidents are a common cause of spinal injuries due to the unnatural forces and movements that can be a part of them, and there are a number of common injuries that…

What Is the Most Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spine Care | Dec 17, 2020

What Is the Most Common Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries?

While it is common to sustain a back injury from a car accident, many common spinal injuries are able to be treated with non-invasive methods and can be fully healed over time. Spinal cord injuries are a very serious form of back injury that needs medical attention quickly. Even a…

What Happens If Spinal Stenosis Goes Untreated

Spine Care | Feb 9, 2021

What Happens If Spinal Stenosis Goes Untreated?

In medical terms, a narrowing of any passage in the body is referred to as stenosis. This can occur in the spine when either the spinal cord narrows or the bone passage where spinal nerves sit narrows. While this can lead to pain and discomfort or prevent normal activities, there…

Top 3 Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

Spine Care | May 28, 2021

Top 3 Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

The discs that separate our vertebrae are small, but when they are displaced or damaged, they can have a big impact. A herniated disc can be extremely painful and even if you have managed the symptoms for some time, they will likely worsen and require treatment to fully resolve. Like…

Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Lumbar Decompression

Spine Care | Jun 9, 2021

Non-Surgical vs. Surgical Lumbar Decompression

When back pain starts to affect your quality of life it’s time to talk to your doctor about all your options. When your back pain is caused by a herniated disc or nerve damage in and around the spine, you may experience debilitating pain and even feel burning sensations, tingling,…

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Spine Care | Oct 7, 2021

When Does Back Pain Require a Trip to the Spine Doctor?

Everyone will experience back pain and discomfort at some point or another, but how do you know when it warrants a trip to the spine doctor? The spine does so much to support the healthy functioning of the body. It houses the central nervous system and provides a channel for…

Can a Chiropractor Help with Spinal Stenosis

Chiropractic, Spine Care | Dec 22, 2021

Can a Chiropractor Help with Spinal Stenosis?

Neck pain and lower back pain are two common reasons why people set up an appointment with their doctor. Some types of pain may be temporary and can be treated and resolved with at-home remedies, while other types of pain may require more intervention for lasting relief. Spinal stenosis is…

How to Heal a Herniated Disc Naturally

Spine Care | Feb 11, 2022

How to Heal a Herniated Disc Naturally

Have you or someone you know ever been diagnosed with a disc herniation? Also commonly referred to as a slipped disc or a herniated disc, this type of spinal condition can cause pain in your spine as well as uncomfortable symptoms in other parts of the body. A herniated disc…

10 Reasons Why Walking Is Good for Your Lower Back

Chronic Pain, Spine Care | Apr 23, 2022

10 Reasons Why Walking Is Good for Your Lower Back

You may be surprised to learn that walking is a surprisingly beneficial way to relieve lower back pain. While many people look to specific exercise routines or aerobics classes for physical activity, simply incorporating a walk into your daily routine can do wonders for your overall health. When you are…

Spinal Cord Injuries that Require Immediate Medical Attention

Injury Recovery, Spine Care | Sep 16, 2022

Most Common Spinal Cord Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accident injuries can range from mild to severe and require home remedies or emergency medical attention. A spinal cord injury is an unfortunate situation that can occur due to a car accident. All injuries to the spine should be taken seriously and get checked out by a doctor as…

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