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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 and ensures that your […]

Specialties, Spine Care | Oct 23, 2017

Contact Our Orthopedic Doctors To Treat Scoliosis

Between five and seven million Americans are affected by scoliosis. Considering the number of back conditions that exist, scoliosis is the most devastating considering its lasting effects dedicated to postural impairments, pain, and mobility. Fortunately, our Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists can provide long-lasting relief for patients who are affected by scoliosis.

Specialties, Spine Care | Oct 25, 2017

Signs and Information On Spinal Degeneration

Knowing how to identify and respond to spinal degeneration is important for preventing long-term pain and chronic conditions from developing over time. As one of the most common back conditions that affect Americans today, over 65 million people experience lower back pain each year. Although many people try to ignore their pain or believe that it will pass with time, it’s […]

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 people from reaching out to […]

Specialties, Spine Care, Surgery | May 22, 2019

How Is Spinal Stenosis Treated?

Within the spine there are open spaces, and when these begin to shrink in size, nerves can become pinched resulting in debilitating pain in the lower back and even the legs. Spinal stenosis can occur due to age as the spine begins to narrow and when that extra space is lost, pain surfaces.

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 pain and restore mobility. Only […]

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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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 […]

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Chiropractic, Orthopedics, Spine Care | Oct 18, 2019

What Kind of Doctor Helps with Spinal Issues?

If you’ve got a problem with your spine, you may be surprised at the type of doctor you’re sent to for consultation and treatment. Unlike some parts of the body, there isn’t one specific spine doctor out there.   Instead, there are a number of different specialists who can treat spinal conditions. The type of […]

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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. […]

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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 orthopedic specialist would suggest that […]

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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 pain.   It is important […]

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.

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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 […]

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 are weak, it can lead […]

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 spine. Many symptoms of a […]

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 a variety of injuries 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 […]

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 […]

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, innovations have allowed for a […]

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 extremities. In most cases, people […]

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 the spine and spinal decompression […]

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 disc that provides cushioning, support, […]

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 the nervous system running through […]

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 […]

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 conservative approaches and then minimally […]

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