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Orthopedic Spine & Joint

Here at AICA Orthopedics, we treat a number of spine and joint problems. From osteoarthritis to scoliosis to general joint pain, we help individuals with a range of conditions find relief from their pain and experience healing. Depending on the type of pain or discomfort that you’re experiencing, our orthopedic specialists will run one or several tests to determine the root cause of your issue and to pinpoint the reason for your pain. We specialize in spine and joint problems, so our staff members are well versed in a number of related health conditions and will diagnose your individual health concern quickly and correctly.

Orthopedic doctors and surgeons are unique in that they are able to treat the whole body. Orthopedic medicine is innovative by its nature and has pioneered improvements to traditional treatment. Our team embodies that spirit with our holistic approach to treating your pain. The physicians and specialists at AICA Orthopedics will work together to treat your body effectively and won’t prescribe the same generic treatment to any and all injuries.

Our orthopedic professionals will work with other specialists at AICA Orthopedics to design and implement a treatment plan that is specifically designed for you, so you can experience complete healing and total wellness, regardless of the condition you came in with. Read on to learn more about common spine and joint problems and how we treat these conditions with our state-of-the-art procedures and technological advancements.

Common Spine & Joint Problems

Joint pain is one of the most common reasons people come in to AICA Orthopedics. You may have experienced an injury to a joint, such as a strain or sprain. You may have a degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis. You may have an inflammatory disease of the joints, such as rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis. You can experience any of these conditions in any of your joints—the knees, shoulders, hips, ankles, feet, hands, and so on. Joint pain may be irregular and mild, or it can be chronic and severe. No matter what type of joint pain you have and what is causing it, we can help.

In recent years, it has become possible to repair and replace joints in the case of degenerative illness or damage. Our orthopedic surgeons are able to ease your pain and suffering with a simple procedure and minimal recovery.

Due to advancements in the orthopedic medicine field, we are able to provide you with care that, in most cases, hardly disrupts your day-to-day life. Arthroscopic procedures allow our orthopedic surgeons to visualize injuries and treat you without the need for incredibly invasive surgery. Small incisions allow the surgical implements to get to the problem area and do their work to help you feel better.

Common spine problems also bring people through our doors frequently, most of which are experiencing back pain that they can’t seem to find the cause of. We see a number of individuals with scoliosis, arthritis of the spine, degenerative disc disease, herniated or slipped discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and more. We also treat a lot of people after they begin experiencing back pain due to a car accident, slip and fall, or another injury. These conditions may result in frequent back pain and other related problems, minimal range of motion in the back and spine, stiffness and swelling around the spine, and more. Spine conditions are very serious since the spine protects the spinal cord, so any back pain or spinal issues should be addressed quickly by orthopedic experts.

How We Treat These Conditions

Your particular condition and situation will be the basis for our treatment recommendations. We aim to provide you with the most effective, non-invasive treatment options for your particular condition. We may begin diagnosis and treatment by removing fluid from the affected joint to test it for more information, or we may inject medication directly into the joint to minimize your discomfort while we explore the reason for your pain.

Another one of the reasons our team is an excellent choice to manage your pain and injury is our state of the art diagnostic capabilities. Our technicians are equipped to provide imaging in-house to get to the cause of your pain. Depending upon the nature of your injuries or the chronic pain you are experiencing, our doctors will recommend various tests to confirm their suspicions about your specific condition. We offer MRI’s, CT scans, and X-rays to assess your musculoskeletal damage. Our team might also choose to pursue nerve-related testing to indicate the extent of any spinal and nerve damage you may have to your body. With all of these diagnostic tools at our disposal, we are able to give you a clear understanding of your condition and how we can proceed with treatment.

Once we discover the root cause of your spine or joint pain, we may recommend Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which involves injecting a high concentration of platelets into the affected area to promote tissue repair and encourage faster healing. We also may suggest an injection of your own stem cells into the injured area to heal damaged cartilage and repair injured ligaments. If these non-invasive measures are ineffective, we may recommend reconstructive joint surgery, which will be discussed at length with you and your team of orthopedic specialists. The nature of orthopedic medicine is that it is broad in topic and treatment can vary from patient to patient. For this reason, we would love to meet with you to learn about your unique situation and help to craft a path to wellness that is tailor-made for you.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment for your spine or joint pain, contact AICA Orthopedics today.