At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors provide premier personalized treatment plans that are designed to meet the unique characteristics of each patient’s lifestyle and individual needs. This is especially true when it comes to chronic pain from ailments such as arthritis.
Our team offers a variety of orthopedic treatment techniques that include holistic therapy, pain management exercises, physical therapy, and tissue massage – all of which are meant to help patients safely recover from their conditions. These options can help when you are trying to recover from an accident, working to manage chronic pain, or dealing with the daily pain of arthritis.
Non-Invasive Treatment Options
For patients who suffer from arthritis and neck pain, our Atlanta orthopedic doctors can provide treatment without having to resort to surgery or other invasive techniques. Most of our procedure options will require regular treatment for the most effective and long-term results. Expect to come in and see us regularly as we work with you to help you begin feeling better. That way, you have the reassurance that you will not go through any part of your treatment plan alone.
Physical Therapy for Arthritis and Neck Pain
The primary goals of physical therapy for your neck are to restore mobility and re-strengthen the muscles or tendons that surround your neck. Our physical therapists can provide permanent pain relief through a variety of stabilization exercises that reduce inflammation, eliminate stiffness, and strengthen your neck muscles to the point where they can once again absorb the impact of your movements. This will be a slow process of rebuilding things the right way so once you gain pain relief, it will be much more likely to be there ongoing. If we were to rush things, your relief may not be long-lasting, and that is not what either of us would like.
Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs)
Anti-inflammatory medications help reduce inflammation and alleviate neck pain. Although these kinds of drugs are found over-the-counter at most drug stores, your Orthopedic Doctor will let you know which one will work best for your specific health needs. Each type has the potential to help your body in a slightly different manner. That is why we want to recommend a specific medication for you. Plus, we can also keep track of your medications as part of your treatment plan.
Most cases of arthritis and neck pain require a combination of therapy and anti-inflammatory medications to heal or subside completely. Of course, patients who maintain a healthy lifestyle based on diet and exercise can expect maximum relief sooner than those who do not take care of their body. It is never too late to begin taking care of your body. However, if you want to add exercise into your lifestyle where you did not have them before, make sure to speak with our experienced orthopedic staff about what you want to do and if it is safe. Starting a new exercise routine when you are already in pain is not the way to help ease your pain. Doing the wrong exercises can do more harm than good.
Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment for Arthritis or Neck Pain
If you’re experiencing neck pain or suffer from arthritis, contact our Atlanta orthopedic doctors to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination. We will look over your body and help determine what is causing your pain and what can be done to help you find relief. Your initial appointment with us will cover:
- A complete outline of your personal and family medical history
- A complete physical examination that may include the use of imaging devices e.g. X-rays, CT Scans
- An official diagnosis of your condition or injury
- A personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific needs
From there, we will talk with you about what options you have, and what specific treatments we believe will bring about the greatest levels of relief. Some treatment options are going to work faster than others, but may have a limited scope. Other treatment options may bring about a greater level of relief, but be slow to start working. The best thing that we can do is to combine the best treatment options for you so you get both quick and long-term pain relief, plus, a recovery that is much more likely to last. We do not want you to feel better just now or in the near future and have your pain return. Our goal is to help provide the type of long-term relief you want and need to have the quality of life you deserve.
Unlike other forms of traditional medicine, you can often expect some form of immediate results when you work with our Atlanta orthopedic clinic. The road to a fast and safe recovery begins when you first meet the staff at AICA Orthopedics. Call us today for immediate support – (404) 855-2141. We are here to help give you hope in an otherwise hopeless situation. You do not need to live with pain dictating what you do and do not do each day. Instead, you can reach out to us and let us help restore your quality of life.