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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 […]

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

Accidents, Imaging | Mar 23, 2020

What to Expect During an MRI after an Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, it is important to see a doctor, even if you are only experiencing mild symptoms of pain and discomfort. Whiplash, one of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident, can often have delayed symptoms so you may not realize you have sustained a serious injury for […]

5 Ways to Treat Whiplash at Home

Whiplash | Mar 20, 2020

5 Ways to Treat Whiplash at Home

When it comes to managing symptoms of whiplash from a car accident, it can be helpful to utilize home remedies and treatments to supplement care from your medical team. When you are at the doctor’s office, an orthopedist may prescribe certain medications for pain management, and a physical therapist might take you through a few […]

Uncategorized | Mar 18, 2020

Covid 19 Update

Injury Treatment at AICA During Outbreak To Our Valued Patients, As you know, we deeply care about the wellbeing and safety of each of our patients, and that sentiment continues as we navigate this new virus. AICA Orthopedics will continue to serve car accident and personal injury victims during this time. To help alleviate the […]

How Long Should You Be Sore After A Car Accident

Accidents | Mar 18, 2020

How Long Should You Be Sore After A Car Accident?

When it comes to car accident injuries, they are not always obvious right away. If you’ve ever been in one, you know how the stress and shock of the situation can have you going on autopilot and adrenaline. Our bodies know how to take care of us in the immediate aftermath of something shocking or […]

How Do You Know If You Have Whiplash

Whiplash | Mar 16, 2020

How Do You Know If You Have Whiplash?

Have you recently been in a car accident? Were you injured in a high-impact sport? If either of these is true for you, you may be wondering if you have whiplash. Whiplash is most commonly associated with car accidents because of how the impact of two vehicles causes the head and neck to jolt forward […]

What Does Whiplash Feel Like

Whiplash | Mar 13, 2020

What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

If you’ve ever been in a rear-end collision, you may be familiar with the experience of whiplash. When the vehicle strikes your car from behind, your head will first jerk forward with the impact and then snap backward at the abrupt stop of the car. Sometimes, your head may even slam into the headrest behind […]

How to Treat Whiplash

Whiplash | Mar 11, 2020

How to Treat Whiplash

Whiplash is a type of neck strain where the muscles and tendons are stretched and torn. This injury is commonly associated with car accidents, though it can also occur in contact sports and other accidents. When a strong impact causes the head to jerk forward and backward, the muscles and tendons are literally strained out […]

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee Pain, Surgery | Mar 9, 2020

What To Expect During Knee Replacement Recovery

Knee replacement surgery is a very common surgery, particularly for older individuals who have severe osteoarthritis. Unlike many other surgeries, this one will require you to get up and moving pretty quickly, which is an important part of your healing and recovery. In fact, during your time at the hospital after surgery (typically 1-2 days), […]

How Long Does Whiplash Last

Whiplash | Mar 6, 2020

How Long Does Whiplash Last?

The sudden impact of vehicles during a car accident can cause the body to jolt or jerk severely back and forth, causing you to experience whiplash. Symptoms may not develop right away, and they also may take a while to dissipate, depending on the severity of the case. If you’ve been injured in a car […]

What to Expect (Physically) After a Car Accident

Accidents | Mar 4, 2020

What to Expect Physically After a Car Accident

After a serious car accident, it can be easy to find information online about legal advice and car repairs. But what’s most important is your health. Do you know what to expect in the days following a car accident? You might need to visit an orthopedic clinic that treats common types of car accident injuries […]

What Is an Ocular Migraine

Headaches | Feb 28, 2020

What Is an Ocular Migraine?

Did you know that it’s possible to experience a migraine without the pain? Or that an interruption to your vision, like seeing stars or zig-zag patterns can possibly be related to a migraine? The term “ocular migraine” is an umbrella term to describe a variety of visual impairments associated with a migraine whether or not […]

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 […]

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.

What to Expect At Your Neurologist Consultation

Neurology | Feb 25, 2020

What to Expect At Your Neurologist Consultation

Neurologists work specifically with the nervous system to diagnose and treat neurological disorders in the brain, spine, and nerves. Atlanta neurologists are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating health issues and conditions such as epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord disorders, and more. It can be stressful to worry about a potential neurological diagnosis, […]

5 Ways an Aquatic Treadmill Speeds up Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy | Feb 24, 2020

5 Ways an Aquatic Treadmill Speeds up Physical Therapy

Aquatic Therapy, also commonly referred to as underwater therapy and hydrotherapy, is becoming a common treatment option under the guidance of physical therapists. A variety of patients benefits from this type of therapy – ranging from those preparing for surgery to recovering after an injury or medical procedure, and more. Even just a few years […]

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries | AICA Orthopedics

Accident Recovery, Injuries, Sports | Feb 24, 2020

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries

A hip injury can have devastating effects on your mobility, independence, and confidence. Conversely, when your hips are functioning at optimal levels, all your movements are enhanced. Stretching plays a vital role in preventing hip injuries.

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

Imaging | Feb 24, 2020

7 FAQs Answered about MRIs

When it comes to diagnosing injury, disease, and other problems, MRI imaging can provide doctors with advanced technological support. Below are seven frequently asked questions from patients as well as answers to provide you with the knowledge and comfort you need before experiencing the procedure.

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 […]

Why Exercise Can Help Relieve Joint Pain | AICA Orthopedics

Ankle Pain, Joint Pain | Feb 21, 2020

Why Exercises Can Help Relieve Joint Pain

Pain, stiffness, and swelling can be a result of degenerative joint disease. When this pain arises, it may be easier to just rest, but avoiding exercise can put you at risk for losing muscle mass and possible weight gain. With the added weight and weaker muscles, added pressure can be placed on the joints causing […]

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