Category Archives: General

General | Mar 20, 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…


Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery, General | May 18, 2021

3 Effective Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

Did you know that most people who get diagnosed with tennis elbow don’t actually play tennis? Tennis elbow is the nickname for a painful condition called lateral epicondylitis which causes pain in and around your elbows due to repetitive motions and overuse. This type of overuse injury was named after…

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General | Nov 16, 2021

Why Are My Joints So Stiff and Sore?

There are over 360 joints in the human body, everywhere from your fingers to your toes. Each of these joints is a complex combination of muscle and bone that facilitates movement. When they feel painful or stiff, it can make it hard to do everyday activities like walk, stand, type,…


General | Jan 12, 2022

Why Does My Back Hurt When I Wake Up?

A sore back is one of the defining traits of growing older, and that’s likely in part to the back being so structurally complex. We’ve seen the caricatures: saggy old men with canes and walkers, hunchbacked grandmas in floral gowns, the disgruntled, raspy calls of “oh, my aching back!” We’ve…


General | Mar 13, 2022

Why Does My Hand Keep Falling Asleep?

If you’ve gone to bed at night and have woken up to your hands being numb in the morning or even the middle of the night, you’re one of the many Americans who experience some type of tingling or hand numbness during sleep. And like many other people, you’re wondering…


General | Mar 22, 2022

How to Sleep with a Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is the most flexible joint in the human body, and as such, it is significantly more vulnerable to injury. And there are a lot of different kinds of injuries! Shoulder pain could come from a dislocation, separation, fracture, rotator cuff tears, and many others. One of the most…


General | Mar 25, 2022

What Does Arthritis Pain Feel Like?

Arthritis is a type of health condition that refers to inflammation of the joints. While most commonly associated with aging, you might be surprised to learn that arthritis does not just affect the elderly. There are many different types of arthritis that can cause pain and discomfort in people of…


General | Mar 29, 2022

How to Relieve Rotator Cuff Pain at Night

If you’ve ever experienced a shoulder injury, you may know just how stressful nights can be. Instead of relaxing in bed, people with rotator cuff pain will often have the worst symptoms at night, even when the day is almost pain-free. To avoid this nighttime stress, it’s important to properly…

What Causes Neck Spasms?

General | May 9, 2022

What Causes Neck Spasms?

When a muscle spasm occurs, your muscles tighten and then contract involuntarily. This can happen suddenly and without warning. Muscle spasms can occur all over the body, and the location of your muscle spasms can help determine the root cause. You can’t control when muscle spasms occur, and they can…

How to Fix Neck Posture

General | May 20, 2022

How to Fix Neck Posture

When you think of posture, you likely picture your spine- how straight it is, if your shoulders are upright, or if you are hunched over. But the neck can have a separate posture of its own, and when it is poor, it is often called forward head posture. Bad neck…

What to Do After a Chiropractic Adjustment

General | May 21, 2022

What to Do After a Chiropractic Adjustment

Whether you are seeking care for chronic pain or car accident injuries, deciding to visit a chiropractor is a great first step toward better health and less pain. But if you’re used to traditional medical care, you may be unsure what to expect at the chiropractor. This care is not…

Visit a doctor for orthopedic emergency

General | Jun 19, 2022

The Top 5 Orthopedic Emergencies

Bumps and bruises happen from time to time, but what about a more serious injury? Your child takes a tumble off the playground, or you trip down a flight of stairs. Or perhaps you get injured in a car accident or while playing your favorite sport. Injuries can happen anytime,…

Treatment Options for Spinal Stenosis

General, Spine Care | Jun 21, 2022

What You Need to Know About Spinal Stenosis

Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae stacked on top of each other that support and stabilize your upper body. There are also small openings in the vertebrae where spinal nerves run through and connect your brain to the rest of the body, known as the spinal cord.…

Preventing Joint Pain

General | Jun 23, 2022

Possible Alternatives to Joint Replacement

When you are young and otherwise healthy, you will want to look at all your options for treating persistent joint pain in your hips or knees. Before resorting to joint replacement surgery, your orthopedic doctor will talk to you about appropriate treatment options for what is causing your pain. In…

Chronic Back Pain and Improving Quality of Life

Back Pain, General | Jun 27, 2022

Combating Chronic Back Pain and Improving Quality of Life

More people live with chronic back pain than most of us probably realize. If you're one of the many who suffer from back discomfort day after day, you know how challenging it can be to live a normal life. At AICA LIthia Springs, our orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

General | Jul 5, 2022

6 Most Common Wrist Injuries

Your wrist is one of the most important joints in the human body. All of the anatomical components allow you to wave, pick up items, type on your phone, and even throw a football. The wrist’s main jobs are moving the hand back and forth and side to side, aiding…


General | Jul 6, 2022

Why Rest Is Just as Important as Exercise

When adding a regular workout routine to your life, you might not think taking days off will help you to achieve your fitness goals. However, rest days are imperative to your physical and mental health as well as continuing to accomplish your fitness goals. Regardless of your routine, exercise causes…

Need to Know About Joint Instability

General | Jul 19, 2022

What You Need to Know About Joint Instability

When your joints aren’t functioning properly, you might end up dealing with pain and discomfort. Major joints like your shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles all support various movements you depend on to go about your daily routines. Your spine is also made up of joints known as vertebrae…

Importance of Car Accident Injury Treatment

General | Jul 19, 2022

How Car Accident Doctors Help Your Case with Thorough Documentation

After a car accident, the last thing you want to worry about is how much your medical bills will cost you. In the immediate aftermath of a car wreck, you might get overwhelmed or stressed because of such a traumatic event. This can keep you from fully processing what has…

Diagnostic Testing

General | Jul 29, 2022

How Are Orthopedic Issues Diagnosed?

Orthopedic doctors specialize in the care of bones and the tissues that connect and operate them. This means the skeleton, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves throughout the entire body. So, when an issue arises, diagnosis can be complicated and requires a skilled clinician such as those at AICA Lithia Springs.…

About Hypovolemic Shock

General | Sep 29, 2022

What You Need to Know About Hypovolemic Shock

If you have been in a severe car accident, you could have potentially life-threatening injuries. With severe trauma injuries, bleeding can be severe and hard to stop. This severe bleeding is what causes hypovolemic shock. If you have severe enough injuries to sustain hypovolemic shock, you probably have also suffered…

Is Chiropractor Better than Painkillers for Back Pain Relief

Chiropractic, General | Oct 7, 2022

Is Chiropractor Better than Painkillers for Back Pain Relief?

Back pain can happen suddenly or can occur in people who suffer from chronic pain. No matter the cause, back pain can significantly impact your daily routines and overall quality of life. What started out as a mild discomfort when moving a certain way could end up causing you significant…

Treatments You May Get After an Accident 

Accident Recovery, General | Oct 13, 2022

9 Treatments You May Get After an Accident 

Car accident injuries are a leading cause of disability throughout the world, with roughly 50 million individuals experiencing serious injury as a result of a car accident each year. In the United States alone, 3.4 million people will seek care for injuries associated with a car accident each year, a…

Types of Knee Injuries

General | Nov 15, 2022

Do I Need Knee Surgery After My Car Accident?

Car accidents are traumatic events for everyone involved and can lead to various types of injuries. One such injury that can occur as a result of the impact of a car accident is a knee injury. Types of knee injuries can also vary from severe cuts and lacerations to burns,…

tips to Reduce Falls in Older Adults

General | Nov 15, 2022

7 Tips to Reduce Falls in Older Adults      

Each year, millions of older adults get treated in the emergency room for injuries suffered from a fall. One of the most common injuries for older adults includes home accidents like falls. As you age, if you were to slip and fall, you might be at greater risk for injuries…

Spine Specialist for Back Pain

General, Spine Care | Dec 15, 2022

Should I See a Spine Specialist for Back Pain?

The spine is a complex and vital part of the human body that provides support, stability, and protection for the spinal cord and nerves. The spine is made up of a column of bones known as vertebrae, which are separated by spongy discs that provide shock absorption. A network of…

Walking and Balance Problems after a Car Accident

General, Spine Care | Jan 18, 2023

What to Do about Walking and Balance Problems after a Car Accident 

Getting into a car accident can be such a stressful experience. When you add symptoms of a car accident injury to the mix, it is completely understandable that you might get overwhelmed. The most important thing you can do for yourself after a car accident is to get prompt medical…

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