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Accident FAQS, Foot Pain | Aug 20, 2020

What Can a Leg Doctor Treat After an Accident?

While you may associate car accidents with injuries like whiplash, concussions, or cuts and scrapes, legs are actually very commonly injured in these scenarios. During impact, your legs may move in unnatural or abnormal ways that can cause them to react badly. Legs can also be caught in crushed parts of a vehicle, like under […]

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Show Up

Accident FAQS, After An Accident | Aug 19, 2020

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Show Up?

In the hours and even days after a car accident, you may not notice any injuries at first. The whole experience can be overwhelming and stressful, and the last thing you may want to think about is whether or not the soreness and bruises you got from the car accident are a sign of something […]

What Do I Do if I’m Struck as a Pedestrian

Accidents | Aug 19, 2020

What Do I Do if I’m Struck as a Pedestrian?

Pedestrian accidents are typically the most severe of all car accidents, and it is important that those involved take the proper steps to get the injured individuals taken care of as quickly as possible. If you or someone you love was hit by a car as a pedestrian, one of your first calls should be […]

What to Do About Blurred Vision After a Car Accident

Accident FAQS | Aug 18, 2020

What to Do About Blurred Vision After a Car Accident?

The first few moments after a car accident can be incredibly disorienting and traumatic, especially if you have sustained any car accident injuries. Whether you were rear-ended while stopped at a red light or experienced a car accident at a high rate of speed, your body has experienced a trauma as the force of the […]

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 stretch of time, but it […]

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 […]

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Shoulder Pain, Whiplash | Aug 13, 2020

Don’t Let These 4 Hidden Injuries Go Undetected!

If you have ever had car accident injuries then you may have had the unfortunate experience of what can be a very overwhelming and stressful event. Many people who have been in a car accident find that looking back on the moments directly afterward can be a blur and that it wasn’t until they were […]

Can a Car Accident Trigger a Neurological Disorder

Neurology | Aug 12, 2020

Can a Car Accident Trigger a Neurological Disorder?

A car accident can cause a great deal of damage to your physical body. Fractures, dislocations, tears, cuts, and bruises are all commonplace among accident victims. But sometimes, the injuries you sustain during a car accident are far more serious and long-lasting than you initially realize. Car accidents can and frequently do trigger neurological disorders, […]

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better

Chiropractic, Orthopedics | Aug 12, 2020

Can Chiropractic Care Help Me Sleep Better?

Sleep disorders are a broad category, made up of issues both falling and staying asleep, and an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans struggle with at least one form of a sleep disorder. Trouble sleeping is not just an inconvenience, but can also be dangerous and cause a host of more serious issues. Before letting […]

Are Chiropractors as Good as Other Doctors

Chiropractic | Aug 11, 2020

Are Chiropractors as Good as Other Doctors?

If you have ever complained of back or neck pain, it has likely been suggested that you visit a chiropractor. While many people enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care, others are skeptical and fear that a chiropractor doesn’t boast the same credentials as an orthopedic specialist or another medical doctor. There are common misconceptions around […]

How Long Should I Expect to Be in Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy | Aug 10, 2020

How Long Should I Expect to Be in Physical Therapy?

After an injury, you may be instructed to undergo physical therapy to help you regain the ability to perform certain activities, to improve overall strength, and to prevent further damage. While the length of your physical therapy will depend on a number of factors, an Atlanta orthopedic doctor will be able to assess your specific […]

Can Getting an MRI Increase My Settlement

Imaging | Aug 7, 2020

Can Getting an MRI Increase My Settlement?

At the scene of a car accident, first responders will likely do some basic tests to assess your health and rule out any severe car accident injuries. If you are cleared during this, it can be tempting to move on without seeking further medical care. But problems can often become apparent hours or days later, […]

What Diagnostic Scans Should I Get After a Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Imaging | Aug 6, 2020

What Diagnostic Scans Should I Get After a Car Accident?

One of the first things you are likely to do after an accident is evaluate yourself (and any passengers) for car accident injuries. If you’re lucky, nothing but some cuts and scrapes will be apparent and after an assessment by the first responders, you’ll be able to move on to dealing with police reports, insurance […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hip Injuries from Car Accidents

Hip Pain | Aug 3, 2020

Hip Injuries from Car Accidents

When the topic of car accident related injuries comes up, many of us think immediately of concussions, whiplash, or cuts and bruises. But the hip is both commonly injured in accidents, as well as a critical joint for mobility, and any damage done to this area can cause long term issues. If you suffer from […]

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own

Neurology, Orthopedics | Aug 3, 2020

Do Pinched Nerves Go Away on Their Own?

Have you ever been seated with your legs crossed for too long and noticed your foot has ‘fallen asleep’? That tingling, numb sensation is a classic example of a pinched nerve. It is rather common to experience a mild example of a pinched nerve like this and usually repositioning your body is all it takes […]

FAQs About Car Accident Injuries

Accidents, Injuries | Jul 29, 2020

FAQ About Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries are unfortunately quite common in this day and age. Whether you caused your car accident or someone else did, and whether it was minor and very severe, you likely have a lot of questions about what comes next, particularly in regards to car accident injuries. Whether you choose to file a claim […]

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 […]

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