Treat The Injury, Not The Pain

May 2, 2018

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.

Treating The Source

The process for treating the source of a patient’s injury sees our orthopedic doctors review their medical history, conduct a complete evaluation and utilize information gathered from diagnostic tests such as X-rays, CT-scans, MRIs, and bone scans.

We use this information to develop custom treatment plans that align with the unique characteristics of each patient. This may include education and lifestyle adjustments, physical therapy, massage therapy, and interventional treatments. At AICA Orthopedics, patients are supported with a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts that include imaging specialists, chiropractors, and physical therapists. This type of focus ensures that everyone receives comprehensive care to support a complete and healthy recovery.

Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the most prominent condition that affects patients throughout Atlanta and each individual throughout the United States will experience such pain at some point during their lives. Back pain serves as the leading source of work-related disabilities and has a significant impact on healthcare costs, ranking third behind cancer and heart disease.

Stress-related degenerative disc and facet disease and muscle- or ligament-related injuries are the most common causes of back pain. The discs serve as shock absorbers that help protect the integrity and health of the spine. The facet joints allow the spine to remain loose and flexible. And the muscles and ligaments are responsible for stabilizing the spine.

Arthritis and degeneration cause these structures to become vulnerable to injury and inflammation. The discs can tear or herniate and the facet joints, along with the muscle and ligaments, can be overwhelmed with pressure. It is the inflammatory reaction to these types of conditions that usually triggers sharp, constant pain.

Types of Orthopedic Pain Treatment

Lower back pain and other types of common conditions are treated with the least invasive and less potent solutions. These may include physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and other forms of therapeutic treatment. All of the techniques and solutions used at AICA Orthopedics focus on addressing the source of a patient’s pain or injury and are not meant to mask or numb their symptoms. We provide long-term relief where other forms of medicine simply address temporary sensations. You can learn more about our approach to injury treatment by contact us at (404) 855-2141.


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