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Category Archives: Accident FAQS

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education | Apr 15, 2016

What Not to Do After a Personal Injury Auto Accident

Car accidents are stressful and can make a bad day worse. They are inconvenient and leave you having to deal with possible citations, liability issues, and car damages. However, knowing what to do in the event of a car accident can eliminate some of the stress associated with these situations, and knowing what not to […]

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education | Aug 3, 2016

What You Need To Do After an Atlanta Car Accident

  When it comes to knowing what you should do after sustaining car accident injuries in Atlanta, preparation is critical. Two important things: what you need to do to prepare for a potential car accident and what you need to do immediately following one. Knowing these will help you stay safe and maintain your health. […]

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education, Injury Recovery | Nov 14, 2016

How to Know What Your Pain After a Car Accident is Telling You 

Car accidents happen unexpectedly. The pain that follows isn’t always predictable, but it is your body’s way of telling you what’s wrong. Pain can be useful if you use it to determine what could be wrong and how to treat it. Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors can help you interpret what your pain is telling you. […]

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education | Jun 30, 2017

What Happens To Your Body During A Car Accident?

Not every auto accident is identical, which is why some of our patients can walk away from it with a few bruises, while others experience critical car accident injuries that leave permanent alterations. Varying details affect the outcome of each auto accident. You need to consider how fast you’re traveling at the time of the collision, […]

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education | Oct 4, 2017

What Kind Of Doctor Should I See After A Car Accident?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that close to six million car accidents take place throughout the United States each year. Although not every collision causes significant physical and emotional damage, over 2.5 million or one-third of all car accident passengers sustain injuries.

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Education | Nov 8, 2017

How Soon After A Car Accident Should I See An Orthopedic Doctor?

Sustaining car accidents injuries can be traumatic experiences. If you are involved in a car accident and sustain severe or life-threatening injuries, you will need to be seen by a doctor who specializes in emergency medicine right away. For other conditions that are not as serious, it’s easy to believe that medical attention isn’t necessary. After […]

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Headaches | Nov 15, 2017

Headaches After A Car Accident? How Orthopedic Treatment Can Help!

Headaches are common among car accident victims for a variety of reasons. Some accident victims who already experience frequent headaches may notice increased frequency and pain after a collision occurs. Others may not experience any symptoms for several days or weeks after a car accident takes place. If you do suffer from frequent, painful headaches […]

Accident FAQS, Shoulder Pain | Feb 14, 2018

Do You Have Shoulder Pain After A Car Accident?

  If you experience shoulder pain after a car accident or a big hit on the sports field, you may have a dislocation. Dislocated shoulders are often associated with physical activity that involves repetitive use of one or both shoulders, as well as accidents. No one wants to miss out on their favorite activities because […]

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Headaches | Apr 11, 2018

Headaches After A Car Accident In Atlanta? Contact An Orthopedic Doctor Immediately!

Headaches are a common result of a car accident and are triggered by a variety of sources. Some patients who experience headaches prior to a car accident may notice increased frequency or intensity. Others may not notice a headache for some time after the accident. If you are in a car accident and experience recurring […]

Accident FAQS, Whiplash | Jun 7, 2019

Whiplash: What Now?

An injury that is commonly reported in motor vehicle accidents is whiplash. This injury occurs when the body is forced quickly in a forward motion and then jolted backward, similar to when a roller coaster comes to a halt. However, when in an accident, the head is often jolted in such a way which can […]

How To Know What Your Pain Is Telling You When A Car Accident Occurs | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Accidents | Sep 11, 2019

How To Know What Your Pain Is Telling You When A Car Accident Occurs

Car accidents happen unexpectedly. The pain that follows isn’t always predictable, but it’s your body’s way of telling you what’s wrong. Pain can be useful if you use it to determine what’s wrong and how to treat it. Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors can help you interpret what your anxiety is telling you.

Car Accident Doctor helping man's arm after car accident injury

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Injuries | Nov 6, 2019

When Should I See A Doctor After A Car Accident?

The answer is, in most cases, as quickly as you are able. It is all too common for individuals who have been involved in an auto accident to deny the need for medical attention, at least at first.   The unfortunate truth is that delaying seeking care can have detrimental effects on both your health […]

man feeling neck in pain needing whiplash treatment from chiropractor

Accident FAQS, Chriopractors, Whiplash | Dec 2, 2019

Can A Chiropractor Treat Whiplash?

Whiplash is one of the injuries that will most frequently be seen following a traumatic incident like a car accident or a fall. Because it is such a commonplace injury, many people think it is simply something to be expected when they are involved in an accident. As a result, they fail to seek proper […]

Who To See Following An Accident | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Chriopractors, Orthopedics | Dec 4, 2019

Who To See Following An Accident

If injured in an auto accident, seeking treatment is a must but who do you see? If you suffer injuries should you make an appointment with an Atlanta orthopedic doctor or a chiropractor? As each injury is unique, the answer to that question may vary.

woman having whiplash after accident and needing a whiplash doctor

Accident FAQS, Whiplash | Dec 16, 2019

What Happens When You Don’t Treat Whiplash?

If you have been in a car accident, you may be suffering from symptoms of whiplash. Whiplash can occur at any speed, no matter how minor or severe a fender bender is.   Whiplash gets its name because of the motion of the head and neck-snapping back and forth, much like a whip. The force […]

What Is Third-Party Liability in a Car Accident? | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Legal | Jan 15, 2020

What Is Third-Party Liability in a Car Accident?

At some point in their lives, most people will be involved in at least one car accident. While some people walk away relatively unscathed after a car accident, most others may experience minor to severe injuries that require medical attention. Unfortunately, medical bills can add up quickly and become very expensive, costing upwards of thousands […]

Do You Need Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Accident Recovery, Accidents | Jan 20, 2020

Do You Need Physical Therapy After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, your doctor may complete diagnostic imaging and recommend physical therapy to help with your recovery process. If you haven’t undergone physical therapy before, you could be wondering if it is really necessary. Physical therapy is a rehabilitative treatment that works to heal and strengthen your body after an accident. You can […]

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Medical Care After an Accident | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Legal | Jan 24, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Get Medical Care After an Accident

Your health and wellbeing after a car accident is the number one priority. After an accident, the body goes into fight or flight mode. This reaction, combined with the adrenaline flowing through your body, can make it seem as if everything is fine. As soon as the adrenaline wears off and you begin to calm […]

How Is Fault Determined for Car Accidents? | AICA Orthopedics

Accident FAQS, Legal | Jan 28, 2020

How Is Fault Determined for Car Accidents?

Determining who is at fault in a car accident is based on the evidence and facts presented after the accident has occurred. The more evidence, documentation, and outside support presented in your favor, the better. Your health should be your very first priority after an accident. An accident doctor in Atlanta is equipped to help […]

Why Do I Have a Headache After My Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Headaches, Whiplash | Jan 30, 2020

Why Do I Have a Headache After My Car Accident?

Some injuries may be more evident after a car accident such as broken bones or sprains. But the impact of a car accident can also lead to headaches. In fact, it’s not uncommon to suffer a headache after a car accident. Headaches may be mild and caused by bumping your head on the window after […]

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Injuries, Legal | Feb 20, 2020

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident?

If you have suffered car accident injuries, you may be interested in filing a personal injury claim and pursuing a car accident case. Three main components are used to determine the value of a personal injury claim: reimbursement for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. While medical bills and lost income are more […]

Does a Police Report Matter in My Personal Injury Case

Accident FAQS, Legal | Feb 21, 2020

Does a Police Report Matter in My Personal Injury Case?

When filing a personal injury claim, it is important to include as much concrete proof as possible to demonstrate injury or harm. While extensive medical records from an injury doctor tend to be the first thing that comes to mind, there are other important factors, such as the police report from the scene. If you […]

Can a Car Accident Trigger Arthritis

Accident FAQS, Accidents | Feb 26, 2020

Can a Car Accident Trigger Arthritis?

If you have experienced an injury to the leg, hip, or ankle from a car accident, you want to speak with your doctor about the possibility of developing post-traumatic arthritis. While you may initially have been told you have a broken bone, an accident doctor in Atlanta would want to investigate it further.

Does Whiplash Count For an Injury Claim After an Accident

Accident FAQS, Whiplash | Feb 26, 2020

Does Whiplash Count For an Injury Claim After an Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident and think you may suffer from whiplash, seek medical treatment right away. Not only is it important to receive whiplash treatment, but it is also important to begin medical documentation on an injury sustained from an accident as soon as possible for legal reasons. Many who are injured in […]

Accident FAQS | Mar 27, 2020

What to Do After a Car Accident [Checklist]

When you’ve just endured a car accident, a million things are rushing through your mind. It can be overwhelming but figuring out your next steps will help. At AICA Orthopedics, our team of doctors has the knowledge and the expertise to treat anyone who has been in a car accident, from those experiencing mild discomfort […]

Do I Have to Go to the ER After an Accident

Accident FAQS, Accidents | Jun 10, 2020

Do I Have to Go to the ER After an Accident?

Each year, nearly 6 million car accidents happen on roads across the United States. Some serious accidents involve fatalities or life-altering car accident injuries, while others are simple fender benders or minor accidents with few to no injuries. After a car accident, most people know they need to call the police and their insurance company. […]

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