MRI Shoulder and Imaging in Atlanta

An MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, uses a strong and powerful magnetic field along with radio waves and a computer to display up-close and detailed images of the body.  This imaging can show ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones to give orthopedic specialists at AICA Orthopedics an in-depth look at problem areas for accurate diagnosis and a proper course of treatment.  The shoulder is one of the most powerful joints in the body.  But because it is used so often, it can experience wear and tear, injury, or pain.  A damaged shoulder can affect your ability to perform even the simplest of day to day tasks such as brushing your hair or putting away dishes.  Lifting your arm for anything can become quite painful due to shoulder problems.  When the pain manifests itself, it’s time to seek help from AICA Orthopedics.  With everything you need conveniently located on-site at our orthopedic clinic, you can get the help you need all in one place, including a shoulder MRI.

MRI Scans for Shoulder Injuries

As one of the most complicated and mobile joints in the body, there are a variety of health concerns that can occur within the shoulder.  For one, the shoulder joint can develop wear and tear over time, causing degeneration and leading to arthritis.  The shoulder can also be dislocated and pulled out of joint.  Sports injuries of the shoulder are common as well.  Ligament tears, shoulder sprain, or broken bones can lead to chronic pain if not addressed.  Any sign of decreased range of motion in the shoulder is a sign that something could be wrong.  If you experience pain or injury of the shoulder, an MRI can help determine the source of the pain so that orthopedic specialists know exactly what treatment plan to incorporate to help you find healing and relief.

What to Expect from an MRI Scan

When you consult with an orthopedic specialist at AICA Orthopedics, you can guarantee you will receive the very best in care for shoulder pain or injury.  Our orthopedic specialists utilize every resource available to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment.  One important resource that our AICA Orthopedics clinic offers is on-site high tech imaging scans.  After an initial consultation, your orthopedic specialist can send you to receive an MRI scan to get a clear picture of exactly what is going on inside the shoulder.  You will lie on your back as a technician slides you through the tube-like MRI machine, focusing on the shoulder to produce detailed images.  Some MRI scans may require a contrast dye to be inserted into the bloodstream first.  A typical MRI can take 45 minutes to an hour to complete.  The machine may be loud, but technicians can provide earplugs or even music to block out the noise and help you relax during the process.  After orthopedic specialists receive the scans, they can use the images to move forward with an individualized treatment plan that meets your needs to ease pain and provide relief.

Comprehensive Care at AICA Orthopedics

A shoulder MRI at AICA Orthopedics can come in handy in more than one way.  Not only can your orthopedic specialist use the close-up picture of your shoulder to diagnose and treat your injury or pain, but other specialties can gain useful information to help them move forward with treatment and care as well.  At AICA Orthopedics, our specialties are all in one convenient location.  You can work with an orthopedic specialists, neurologist, spine specialist, chiropractor, physical therapist, and pain management specialists to receive comprehensive care for a full recovery from shoulder injury or pain.  Physical therapists can examine a shoulder MRI to know what exercise or stretching routines to recommend for increase range of motion and improved shoulder strength.  Chiropractors can take a closer look at the shoulder joint from a shoulder MRI scan to improve muskuloskeletal function.  Pain management specialists can locate the exact problem area for anti-inflammatory injections or other methods of pain management control.  A shoulder MRI is a valuable tool that can be used in your recovery process so that you can experience desirable results and resume normal life once again with the use of your shoulder.  Contact AICA Orthopedics to learn more about our quality care and convenient services all at

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