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Category Archives: Accident Prevention

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Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 25, 2012

For Professional Athletes

It is common knowledge that chiropractors are invaluable to the process of recovering from car accident injuries. Few people realize that professional athletes also use chiropractors to prevent and recover from injuries, including slip and fall accidents. More and more professional sports teams are adding chiropractors to their staff to…

Accident Prevention | Nov 2, 2012

Top 3 Ways to Avoid A Car Accident In Atlanta

Driving appears to be such a mundane task, but at any moment you can be involved in a serious car accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were over 6 million accidents last year, 2.9 million injuries from car accidents and 42,643 fatal car accidents. Driving is…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Nov 9, 2012

Rotator Cuff May be Damaged During a Car Accident

To avoid bodily damage, like rotator cuff injuries, you responsibly wear your seatbelt. The message of 'buckle up or die' is ingrained into your mind. You've seen the PSA commercials and even graphic videos that have taught you the importance of wearing a seatbelt. You are in a car accident…

Accident Prevention | Nov 16, 2012

The Consequences of Texting While Driving In Atlanta

Over the last twenty years, cell phones have grown in popularity. Cell phones have become so popular that the industry has grown at a rate of 45% over the last four years. Researchers have found that 85% of adults and 77% of teens own a mobile phone. Although mobile phones…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Nov 23, 2012

Teen Drivers & The Danger They Pose

It is no shock that teenage drivers are the cause of most car accidents. Teen drivers are such a problem that many states have placed severe restrictions on teen driving. In certain states, teens are not allowed to have passengers under the age of 21, they aren't allowed to drive…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Dec 2, 2012

Treatment Process After A Car Accident In Atlanta

Car accidents can cause your neck and spine to become misaligned. The biggest concern with car accidents is that a lot of injuries, especially whiplash, do not appear immediately after an accident. Often times a person will find that several weeks after the accident they are experiencing headaches, back aches and…

Accident Prevention, General | Dec 7, 2012

Learn Skills That Can Save Your Life

In 2012 there were an average of 16,934 car accidents per day, and an average of 115 deaths per day due to motor vehicle accidents in Atlanta and the US. Driving is risky business and at any moment you are a decision away from causing harm to yourself or others.…

Accident Prevention, General | Dec 14, 2012

The Leading Cause of Death For Teens

The most common cause of death for teenagers are car accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that 9 teenagers die everyday from car accident injuries. Teen drivers are also 4 times more likely to be involved in a car accident than an adult over the age of…

Accident Prevention, General | Dec 28, 2012

Graduated Driver’s License Laws Protect Teen Drivers

Many states have finally realized that simply passing a driver's license exam is not enough to prove that teenage drivers are ready to venture onto public roads. It is odd that society hands over 100 mph death machines to our children, and that we are shocked that the leading cause…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jan 5, 2013

How Chiropractors Can Help Car Accident Victims In Atlanta

The goal of chiropractic and treating include: Relieve pain Readjust the neck and spine Prevent life time chronic pain from car accidents Promote healthy recovery. Treat soft tissue injuries. Chiropractic Care The human body is quite resilient: it is able to fight off infectious diseases, it can heal from a…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jan 7, 2013

Avoid High Medical Bills

Typical injuries that can easily be treated by a chiropractor are muscle strain, ankle sprains, soft tissue injuries, and back injuries. All of the previous injuries can be diagnosed and treated by a chiropractor, and you don’t have to worry about a huge medical bill. Perhaps the key to lowering…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jan 15, 2013

Chiropractic Treatment For Neck Pain

The neck endures more stress than most people realize, the necks flexible range of motion as well as its role of carrying your 13lb head, and being mostly bone and cartilage with very little muscle makes the neck one of the easiest parts of the body to injure. Everything is…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jan 25, 2013

Applying for Social Security Disability after an Accident In Atlanta

Accident recovery is often a scary and stressful time. Depending on your injury, you may have a long recovery process, and your income during this time period may be limited if you are unable to return to work. While considering your options during this time, you may be interested in…

Accident Prevention | Feb 11, 2013

Driving In The Rain: Tips Everyone Should Know

Driving in rainy weather is dangerous and requires specific techniques. More accidents occur during bad weather than only sunny days. This is obvious, but what isn’t obvious to most drivers is the importance of learning specific tricks and techniques for driving in the rain. The same emergency braking and obstacle…

Accident Prevention | Feb 26, 2013

Bad Tires Responsible For Deadly Car Accident

When was the last time you checked your tires for wear? Many people are currently driving a car on tires with very little tread. Tire tread are the grooves in the tire rubber that makes them grip the ground. Tire tread is most important when driving in rain, snow and…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Mar 4, 2013

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Atlanta

The state of Georgia experiences an auto accident every 2.8 minutes. For those of you who have driven the streets of Atlanta and the surrounding areas, this information may not surprise you. The city of Atlanta is the home of some of the most dangerous intersections in the state. Additionally,…

Accident Prevention | Mar 11, 2013

Safety Tips for Bikers Riding Through Atlanta

Whether you’re driving a car or a motorcycle, when you’re on the road, safety should be your first priority. The reality is that, no matter how safe you are, accidents sometimes still happen. However, learning about safety and motorcycle accident prevention in Atlanta can drastically limit the chance of your…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Mar 18, 2013

Do You Need an Attorney to File for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Filing for workers’ compensation benefits can be a confusing and stressful process. You may be wondering whether or not you need to get an attorney involved in the process. The answer is that a number of factors can determine whether or not you need legal representation, and knowing what situations…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 11, 2013

Broken Collarbone Treatment and Care For Car Accident Victims In Atlanta

A broken collarbone or clavicle is common in certain types of auto accidents. The collarbones are found on each side of the chest, and they are attached to the shoulders and breastbone by ligaments. Most commonly, these bones will break in car accidents when the upper body suffers trauma in…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 16, 2013

Helpful Tips for Preventing Backyard Trampoline Injuries In Atlanta

Backyard trampolines are a fun way for kids to get exercise, but they are also a major cause of accidents and injuries in children. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Review, in 2006 alone there were almost 110,000 reported trampoline injuries in the United States. While chiropractors in Atlanta…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 22, 2013

Five Guidelines for Reducing Workplace Trips, Slips and Falls In Atlanta

According to information released by the U.S. Department of Labor, falls, trips, and slips make up most of the accidents in general industry. This accounts for about 25% of all work injury claims reported each fiscal year and 15% of all deaths ruled as accidental each year. In order to…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 29, 2013

New Chrysler Recall Urges Owners to Stop Driving

The Chrysler Group recently announced that it will be recalling nearly 4,500 2013 Dodge Challengers due to a potential fire hazard. This problem could result in the overheating of a wire harness or a possible short circuit that could result in a fire. While Chrysler has indicated that seven known…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | May 24, 2013

What to Expect During Treatment for a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury or trauma can be caused by a variety of events, one of the most common being motor vehicle accidents. These injuries require immediate attention from an Atlanta car accident injury doctor. The physician will likely complete a physical exam along with diagnostic imaging in order to…

Accident Prevention | Jul 8, 2013

Tips for Avoiding Accidents with 18-Wheeler Trucks When Driving In Atlanta

Highway driving when you need to share the road with an 18-wheeler is dangerous, as these vehicles typically weigh over 20 times more than the standard passenger car. When accidents do occur, these vehicles often cause major accident injuries and vehicle damage, and it is thought that approximately 12% of…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jul 10, 2013

Common Car Accident Injuries That Take Place In Atlanta

Many people suffer injuries after a car accident, and some of the most common affect the shoulder. The shoulder consists of a ball and socket joint made up of three bones: the humerus (or the bone of the upper arm), scapula (or the shoulder blade), and clavicle (or the collar…

Accident Prevention | Jul 18, 2013

Hitting a Deer: Tips for Minimizing Damage and Injury

In areas of the country where the deer population is high, hitting a deer can be a major concern. These accidents can be very serious, and the number of deaths related to car-deer accidents is increasing every year. However, if you know what to do when a deer runs in…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Aug 20, 2013

The Use of Massage in Whiplash Treatment

Many doctors and chiropractors that specialize in whiplash treatment are referring their patients for massage therapy as a way to treat their injury. Whiplash, otherwise known as Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration syndrome, is most commonly characterized by posterior neck pain and headaches that are generated by the neck. Shoulder pain, numbness, and…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 23, 2013

Recover From Your Car Accident with Physical Therapy In Atlanta

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should seek medical treatment immediately. During the recovery process, you may wish to visit with your Atlanta chiropractic doctors specializing in accident injury recovery and physical therapy. Physical therapy can play an important role in strengthening injured muscles and bones,…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 24, 2013

Understanding U.S. Auto Accident Statistics

Americans are always on the go, and they most commonly rely on their own personal vehicles to get them where they need to be. Unfortunately, this results in a variety of car accidents every day. To better understand accidents and how they can be prevented, it is important to thoroughly…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 25, 2013

Chiropractic Care For Accident Injuries In Atlanta

When considering the number of car accident injuries treated through chiropractic care, it is important to consider origin of the pain. Some of the most common factors involved in low back injuries include lack of seat belt use, rear impact if the car breaks suddenly, and side or frontal impact,…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Nov 21, 2013

Treating Lower Back Pain After Getting Into A Car Accident In Atlanta

Lower back pain after a car accident is extremely common. Fortunately, there are several different ways this pain can be treated, and not all of the options require invasive surgeries. Find out more about lower back pain treatment after a car accident in Atlanta here: Acute Back Pain Treatment For…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Dec 10, 2013

Treating Car Accident Injuries In Atlanta

While the services of medical doctors and chiropractors often complement each other, AICA's medical professionals play different roles in the treatment of auto accident injuries in Atlanta. Therefore, it is important to know how each medical professional can help you if you should suffer from an accident injury. Read on to…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Mar 25, 2015

Ways Residents In Atlanta Can Improve Their Balance and Coordination

When residents in Atlanta are looking for ways that they can improve their balance and coordination to prevent chronic back pain, the first advice is just to think about it. When you don’t think about your balance and coordination, you’ll be missing a vital component of how you work, and…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 28, 2015

The Long Term Health Effects of Whiplash When Untreated

The long-term health effects of Whiplash when untreated by a Chiropractor in Atlanta are numerous. Certainly getting the right help quickly is going to be the best remedy for avoiding further complications. These adverse effects are going to vary depending on the damage that was done.

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | May 5, 2015

Most Common Conditions Chiropractors In Atlanta Treat

The most common conditions Chiropractors in Atlanta treat begin with those that are sourced in the spine. That includes a wide variety of pain and disorders that affect the muscular and skeletal system. There are two broad reasons. The first is that the spine, which connects to the skull at…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jul 27, 2015

Avoiding Car Wrecks During Your Summer Vacations Around Atlanta

Wouldn’t we all love to avoid car wrecks this summer around Atlanta? You already know how to drive... or do you? One of the biggest ways to avoid auto accidents injuries in Atlanta is by becoming a defensive driver. Atlanta has one of the higher accident rates in the United…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jul 30, 2015

Most Common Hand Injuries in Atlanta

There are facts that everyone should know what can happen in the paradoxical space of our hands. With a latticework of 27 bones in each hand supporting vines of muscles, ligaments, tendons, arteries, veins, and nerves, it’s a wonder that more doesn’t go wrong in there.

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Aug 21, 2015

What is the First Thing I Should Do After Getting Into a Car Accident in Atlanta

Atlanta is well known for its traffic problems. If you drive throughout Atlanta, you should be prepared for the possibility of getting into a car accident. After all, sustaining an auto accident injury is stressful enough without having to wonder: “What is the first thing I should do after getting into a…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 6, 2015

The Top Five Reasons Why Patients In Atlanta Visit A Chiropractor Once A Month

When most people hear the word, “Chiropractor,” the first thing that comes top of mind is pain relief. Founded by D.D. Palmer in 1895, Chiropractic services are responsible for relieving pain and discomfort associated with everything from chronic neck pain to Polio. While most people aren’t aware of the vast…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Oct 9, 2015

Love CrossFit, But Hate The Pain? See How A Chiropractor In Atlanta Can Help!

Since Greg Glassman launched the latest exercise fad “CrossFit” 14 years ago from his garage, it has expanded into over 8,300 gyms in 97 different countries. For those who are unfamiliar with CrossFit, this style of exercise consists of various movements at high-intensity intervals for a particular length of time.…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Nov 16, 2015

Three Ways Patients In Atlanta Benefit From Chiropractic Massage

Visiting a licensed Chiropractor in Atlanta involves more than simply receiving a massage or getting your back ‘cracked,’ so to speak. While massage therapy comes in a variety of forms and overall, are proven to offer positive health benefits like reducing stress; Chiropractors are trained to be able to identify…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Nov 17, 2015

Causes of Neck and Upper Back Pain for Chiropractic Patients in Atlanta

For people who suffer from neck pain, the source of the problem is often related to tension within their upper shoulders. Your body can function properly because it is set up as an interconnected network of physiological processes, which is to say that each area of your body affects how…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Dec 18, 2015

Try These Three Tips For Treating Your Next Headache In Atlanta

Headaches serve as an indication that your body is either in a low shortage of or completely deprived of something it needs. Whether it’s rest after a strenuous workout, consuming enough water throughout the day, or even the type of environment you’re exposed to, headaches suggest that there is some vitamin/nutrient…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Jan 4, 2016

How Our Atlanta Chiropractors Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

Our team of fully-accredited Atlanta Chiropractors treats rotator cuff tears on a regular basis. The reason we see so many patients who suffer from this type of injury is due to how sensitive and fragile the tissue around the shoulder area is. Both of your shoulders are a shallow ball…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 12, 2016

What is Personal Injury Protection?

The chance of suffering from spinal and other injuries after being involved in an auto accident in Atlanta is very high. Because of this, the Georgia Legislature has stated that all private automobile insurance policies must contain a provision for Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage. This includes a legal minimum of…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | Apr 26, 2016

Chiropractic Care In Atlanta: Migraine Headache Treatment

If you are prone to headaches—or even just experience them once in a while—you know how terrible they can be. A headache disrupts your day or night and makes it difficult to concentrate on any task. Learn some of the common causes and hear from Dr. Lea Holcomb, D.C., Chiropractic Director…

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery | May 4, 2016

End Painful Headaches Permanently With Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is proven to address a wide variety of conditions; most of which are unknown to the general public. permanently At AICA Atlanta, our patients largely believed that Chiropractic medicine only addressed conditions like back or neck pain before meeting with one of our doctors. One of the most…