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Category Archives: General

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…

General | Jan 11, 2016

For Chiropractic Patients In Atlanta Who Suffer From Sciatica, Give Us A Call Today

Our team of experienced doctors sees a fair amount of Sciatic pain at our Atlanta Chiropractic clinic. The Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in your body, in both diameter and length. It also happens to be one of the few nerves that exist on the outside of your body,…

General | Jan 19, 2016

6 Tips To Prevent Back Pain For Chiropractic Patients in Sandy Springs, GA

The easiest way to deal with back pain is to take precautionary steps that prevent back pain. Our Sandy Springs Chiropractors have decades worth of professional experience that allows us to make informed recommendations on what you can do to live a pain- life. Prevent Back Pain In Sandy Springs The…

General | Jan 21, 2016

How To Prevent Injuring Your Back When Dancing

People choose to dance for many reasons, including health and recreation. This activity is a fun way to become more physically active, but the moves can sometimes put dancers at risk of injury. Low Back Pain in Dancers Fortunately, by adhering to the following recommendations offered by our Atlanta Chiropractors,…

General | May 11, 2016

Routine Exercise For Atlanta Residents Is Critical For Back Pain Relief

One of the most natural ways you can stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself is through active exercise that is conducted under careful and controlled supervision. Patients who suffer from lower back pain might feel that they are either unable to or should not exercise due to the risk…

General | May 16, 2016

Tips For Traveling With Back Pain This Summer

The summer time is almost here, and our AICA Atlanta Chiropractors wanted to share some tips on how you can maintain your health and take care of your back pain when traveling. According to the United States of Transportation, 78 percent of Americans travel more than 70 miles between the…

General | May 25, 2016

How To Prevent Back Pain

Approximately 80 percent of people will have an acute back pain episode at some point in their life. Once you experience an episode of back pain, it is likely to recur, usually within one year of the first onset. What a terrible thing! It’s no surprise that billions of dollars…

General | Jun 21, 2016

Protect Your Children From Back Pain Caused By School Backpacks

Chiropractors, pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for a child’s spine. While a backpack alone may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to headaches, neck, shoulder, and lower back pain. According to an article published in Spine, “Of…

General | Jul 20, 2016

Understanding Sciatica and How To Treat It

If you experience some burning sensation, back pain, or numbness in your legs, you may be suffering from Sciatica. If you happen to live near College Park, consider scheduling an appointment with one of our AICA Chiropractors within the week. Choosing to seek Chiropractic treatment to address the symptoms of…

General | Aug 4, 2016

How Kids Can Avoid Back Pain When Heading Back To School In Atlanta

The back-to-school season is once again upon us, which means school trips, after school activities, and a few bumps or bruises are on the horizon. Although you can’t control everything that your kids are exposed to at school, you can help prevent back pain from settling in due to heavy…

General | Aug 15, 2016

The Negative Health Effects of Commuting and Computing

If you live and work throughout Atlanta, the amount of time you spend sitting down each day is creating havoc on your spine. Sitting Down and Slouching Forward If you're like most people, you probably find yourself stuck in Atlanta traffic, sitting for extended periods of time on your way to and from work,…

General | Sep 7, 2016

Choose Chiropractic Care Over Surgery To Treat Chronic Back Pain

Deciding whether or not you should undergo surgery to address chronic back pain must be taken seriously. Approximately 600,000 back surgeries are performed throughout the United States each and every year, despite the fact that there is a growing group of medical researchers who are raising questions about the procedure’s…

General | Dec 8, 2016

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain Relief: 5 Myths About Back Pain

Although the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta threat more than just chronic back pain, most of the patients we treat originally come in looking for relief from this particular condition. Lower back pain affects over 31 million Americans at any given time and is the leading cause of disability throughout the…

General | Jan 6, 2017

How Cervical Care Helps Treat Chronic Back Pain

It may be difficult to imagine, but the Chiropractors at AICA Atlanta treat many patients who experience lower back pain that often originates in the upper neck. How is this possible? Well, to begin, it is essential to understand how closely linked the whole body is. Sometimes the area that…

Chiropractic, General | Feb 15, 2017

8 Health Conditions Most People Don’t Know Are Treatable with Atlanta Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is most often associated with treating neck and back pain, although it also provides relief for a variety of non-musculoskeletal issues, too. Patients seeking Atlanta Chiropractic treatment to address musculoskeletal conditions notice additional health improvements in some areas, including their respiratory and digestive performance, circulation, and immune response.…

Chiropractic, General | Feb 20, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Care and Weight Loss: Prevent Chronic Disease Before It Develops

Most patients understand the health benefits associated with Atlanta Chiropractic treatment when it comes to addressing chronic pain, back conditions, and broken bones. What many patients don't realize is how effective Chiropractic care is for those who are interested in losing weight. According to the U.S. Department of Health and…

Arthritis, Chiropractic, General | Mar 9, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment For Osteoarthritis

One of the many conditions that our Atlanta Chiropractors treat is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that often develops as a result of the protective cartilage that exists on the tip of your bones begins to wear away due to past injuries or age.

Chiropractic, General | Mar 10, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Care Helps Seniors Live A Healthy, Active Life

Seniors who experience chronic pain or other debilitating conditions can benefit from regular Atlanta Chiropractic care.

Accident Prevention, General | Mar 23, 2017

Prevent Car Accident Injuries When Driving On Atlanta’s Slippery Roads

One of the leading causes of car accidents in Georgia is weather conditions. From ice and snow to the world famous thunderstorms that occur in Atlanta throughout summer, weather affects how your vehicle performs on the road and increases your chances of getting into an accident. Although Georiga is recognized as the Peach…

Chiropractic, General | Mar 30, 2017

Setting Expectations For Your First Chiropractic Examination In Atlanta

As a new patient to AICA Atlanta, you are probably wondering what the experience will be like when receiving your first spinal adjustment. A lot of new patients are initially excited before they come into our clinic since they often associate adjustments with images that are presented through the media; with plenty…

Chiropractic, General | Mar 31, 2017

How To Identify and Treat Herniated or “Slipped” Discs

A herniated or "slipped" disc doesn’t actually drop, but it does refer to one that moves out of position, tears, bulges or ruptures. Discs serve as uniqe forms of cartilage that exist between the bones in your spinal column; acting as protective pads that help your body absorb the shock of your…

Chiropractic, General | Apr 6, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Solutions That Help You Recover From The Most Common Injuries

Physical injuries can take place at any moment, whether you are going for a light jog around the neighborhood or lifting heavy objects. Some personal injuries require simple treatment solutions like an ice pack or rest, but others can cause significant damage to your body that develops into chronic pain…

Chiropractic, General | Apr 7, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment for Bulging Discs

As you get older, you may come to believe that various aches and pains are natural to aging. How do you know if this is true? Your spine is responsible for controlling the central nervous system, which supports all of the sensations and movements you enjoy on a regular basis.…

Chiropractic, General | Apr 13, 2017

Treating Asthma In Children Through Chiropractic Care in Atlanta

For children who have asthma, the experience can be devastating depending on the extent of the condition. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes children's airways to become inflamed and narrow, making it tough to impossible to exercise due to shortness of breath. Over the last ten years, the…

General | Aug 14, 2017

Chiropractic Care: Non-Invasive Treatment For Chronic Back Pain

Chiropractic care is the leading alternative form of treatment for people experiencing chronic back pain. In fact, of the than 30 million Americans who visit a Chiropractor each year, close to 11 million are looking for back pain solutions that do not involve invasive procedures. At AICA Atlanta, Chiropractic Treatment…

General | Sep 1, 2017

Chiropractic Tips For Back-To-School: Prevent Back Pain From Backpacks

It's the back-to-school season, and our Atlanta Chiropractors are offering tips on how you can help your children avoid back pain associated with heavy backpacks. It's the goal of AICA Atlanta to educate parents on the importance of choosing the right backpack that supports the health and safety of your…

General | Sep 11, 2017

Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment For Upper Back Pain

If you experience recurring neck pain, it may be caused by tension that exists in the upper shoulders. When you carry tension in your upper back area, it has the potential to negatively affect your blood flow, especially to your head and neck. If left untreated, tension can lead to…

General | Jan 8, 2018

When Is Back Pain Serious?

It’s something that keeps you up at nighttime, makes simple activities tough, and slows down your life. As you’re going through times of great back pain, you might feel like you’re isolated. This is far from the truth — you’re one of a large majority, according to the Chicago Tribune,…

General | Jan 10, 2018

Diminish Your Risks of Back Pain From Common Sources

Extreme back pain is no laughing matter. It not only aches, but it can also significantly affect your quality of life by not allowing you to do all of the fun events happening around you. You can tackle many of the common causes of back discomfort by following the suggestions…

General | Feb 14, 2018

Your Feet May Be Responsible For Your Back Pain

Anyone who has experienced back pain knows how much of a deterrent it can be when it comes to fulfilling personal or professional obligations Since more than 80 percent of the United States experiences back pain at some point in their life, it's essential to understand common sources or triggers.…

General | May 9, 2018

Chiropractic Patients Save More Money and Recover Faster Than Traditional Medicine

The goal of our Atlanta car accident chiropractors is to provide complete pain relief for our patients without exposing them to unnatural or invasive solutions. Medical studies show that compared to traditional medicine, chiropractic treatment is more effective for pain relief and provides longer lasting results. Studies also show that…

General | May 18, 2018

How Poor Posture Affects Your Mood

As more people continue to take on professional positions that require them to sit for long periods each day, the importance of paying attention to personal posture also continues to increase. If you’ve never put much thought toward your posture while sitting down or standing in place, you may want…

General | Jun 20, 2018

Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Chiropractic treatment is proven to help address and relieve symptoms connected to spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal. When this occurs, tremendous pressure is applied to the spinal nerves, which creates minor to significant back and neck pain. If you are diagnoses with spinal…

General | Aug 1, 2018

Checking Your Children For Scoliosis Before The School Year Begins

Scoliosis refers to an unusual curve shape that exists within the spine. If left untreated, it can worsen over time causing back pain and arthritis. As our staff thinks about the upcoming school year, it’s important to consider the health of your children’s spine so that they can grow healthy…

General | Aug 8, 2018

Quick Tips For Immediate Back Pain Relief

Although there are a select few that sit on balance balls, use standing desks or even treadmill desks at work, most of us sit over computers, slouched at our desks all day. With our heads down and shoulders hunched, it is important to find easy ways to care for our…

General | Oct 5, 2018

Common Pain Treated With Chiropractic

Do you spend your days in a strenuous job lifting heavy objects? Did you recently help a friend move? Doing a lot of home improvement projects without much help? Regardless of what the source of physical strain is on your body, the outcome is the same: lower back pain.

General | Oct 17, 2018

Sciatica Is Treatable With Chiropractic Care

It is an extremely common battle to deal with sciatica inflammation and pain. Understanding the reason for the pain is helpful in recovery.

General | Oct 19, 2018

Avoid This Year’s Cold and Flu Season In Atlanta

Our chiropractors are often asked by their patients if they should continue to get adjustments when sick, and the answer is always the same; yes. Chiropractic adjustments promote health in more ways than just reducing inflammation and pain.

Accident Recovery, General | Oct 26, 2018

Receive Proper Treatment For Car Accident Injuries

In the United States, car accidents are the leading cause of injuries. Although these injuries are circumstantial to the nature of the accident, it is still important to seek care from one of our chiropractors immediately after to ensure that your spine is receiving proper treatment.

General | Nov 9, 2018

Stay Hydrated To Maintain Excellent Health and Avoid Back Pain

We all have heard numerous tips on how to stay healthy. The most frequently heard one would have to be to drink more water. Our bodies are made up of more than 50 percent water, so you can imagine that if you do not properly hydrate the effect it will…

General | Nov 21, 2018

Not All Atlanta Chiropractors Are Created Equally

You may be wondering if all chiropractic care is created equal. You are not alone in asking these question as new and experienced patients both consider this.

General | Feb 27, 2019

AICA Atlanta’s Recommended Techniques For Reducing Sciatic Nerve Pain

Sciatic nerve pain occurs when there is compression on the nerve but when you implement exercise and proper stretching into your daily routine, you can alleviate some of that discomfort. Knowing what stretches are best for you may be challenging so contacting a professional such as an Atlanta chiropractor can…

General | Mar 20, 2019

Approach To Treating Spinal and Lumbar Stenosis

As many of us grow older, grey hair and wrinkles aren’t the only thing we look forward to. Degenerative changes can begin to occur to the spine. The aging process is not always to blame to though, more so the overall neglect over many years.

General | May 24, 2019

Celebrate Correct Posture Month with AICA Atlanta

Having the correct posture means more than just looking a certain way, it’s taking control of your spine health and acknowledging that its the central support for your whole body. With this month being correct posture month at AICA Atlanta, caring for your spine has never been more important.

General | Jun 10, 2019

Stand Up For Postures Sake

Get up! Chances are you are sitting down right now, or you were sitting down on your way to work, or at work, or when you got home from work. That’s a lot of sitting. While relaxing may important for your overall health, which does not mean sitting while doing…

General | Jun 19, 2019

The Impact of Obesity on the Spine

It’s no secret obesity plays a huge factor into one’s health in a negative way but what some may not know is how greatly obesity can affect the spine. With obesity comes complications that can escalate if not managed properly.

General | Jul 3, 2019

Aching Back No More!

You hear it all the time, people complaining that their back hurts. This affliction in the back is one of the most common and leads to discomfort and can even prevent those from performing their daily tasks.

General | Jul 26, 2019

Use These Back-Saving Posture Techniques At Work

Believe it or not, stagnation is just as hazardous for your health as smoking. Nearly 80 percent of all Americans sit down throughout their work day. Whether in front of a computer or in a meeting, sitting for prolonged periods can have devastating effects on your health. Remaining inactive can…

General | Aug 1, 2019

Surviving Office Life

Each job regardless of the nature of the profession can have some form of health risks. When people think of work-related injuries,  manual labor jobs such as construction or other physically demanding jobs tend to come to mind. However, what some may not think of are the risks imposed on…

General | Aug 12, 2019

Back Injury Prevention: What You Should Know and Do

“Oh, my back”! We’ve all either heard it or had the unpleasant experience of suffering a back injury. Nearly 80 percent of all Americans will experience back pain at some point in our lives so what can you do to lower your risk? Protect your back by following our everyday…

General | Aug 16, 2019

Correcting Posture With Chiropractic Care

When the body is practicing good posture the body is in a neutral spine state which reduces the chance of pain and injury. However, when poor posture occurs, the body is at risk for much more than just back pain. Why Posture Is Important When standing tall you appear to…

Keeping The Weight Off Our Children’s Shoulders | AICA Atlanta

General | Sep 2, 2019

Keeping The Weight Off Of Our Children’s Backs

As children gear up to go back to school, choosing the right backpack can set them up for success in more ways than one. Children grow at an astounding rate and muscle and backaches can occur if not cared for properly. Putting too much on our children's backs can lead…

General | Sep 6, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About Bulging Discs

Back pain is a common ailment for adults, as many causes are to blame for such pain, bulging discs play a huge role in why many faces such pain in their back. Some refer to discs as "slipped" however a disc cannot slip but rather it bulges which is ultimately…

General | Sep 20, 2019

Seek Permanent Treatment For Lower Back Pain

Most people at some point in their life will experience some type of back pain severe enough to need medical treatment. Even though back pain is common, doctors are still unable in some cases to pinpoint exactly why it occurs. The baseline treatment for back pain is rest, exercise, stretching,…

Natural Treatment Options For Spondylosis | AICA Atlanta

General | Jan 13, 2020

Natural Treatment Options For Spondylosis

If your body endures many aches and pains in the back and neck, this could be a result of years of wear and tear on the body leading to a condition called spondylosis. Pain medication will undoubtedly mask the pain for some time, however, it will not correct the underlying…

Treating Sciatic Nerve Pain with Spinal Adjustments | AICA Atlanta

General | Mar 2, 2020

Treating Sciatic Nerve Pain with Spinal Adjustments

Understanding your pain and why it occurs can ultimately lead you to faster recovery. The sciatic nerve is located in the spine, runs into the lower back, and is responsible for causing lower back pain for many Americans.

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…

How Long Should I Go to Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

General | Nov 9, 2020

How Long Should I Go to Physical Therapy After a Car Accident?

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you probably want to know what kind of recovery time you are in for. Sometimes you may need physical therapy to help you fully recover and get back on your feet after a car accident. Your chiropractor in Atlanta may recommend physical…

Will Lower Back Pain Go Away On Its Own

General | Dec 22, 2020

Will Lower Back Pain Go Away On Its Own?

It is tempting to tough out back pain and hope it will simply go away on its own. We live busy lives and the last thing you want to worry about is back pain after a car accident. However, car accident injuries are complex and when insurance and claims lawyers…

5 Ways to Get Relief from Sciatica

General | Jan 12, 2021

5 Ways to Get Relief from Sciatica

The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body, beginning in the lower back and extending all the way through your buttocks, with nerve endings throughout the entire leg. When a spinal disc is ruptured, it can irritate and inflame the sciatic nerve, causing pain that begins in the back…

Physiotherapy vs. Physical Therapy

General | May 25, 2021

Physiotherapy vs. Physical Therapy

Have you recently been in a car accident or undergone surgery? Your doctors may have recommended you schedule a physiotherapy appointment as you heal and recover. If you have never seen a physical therapist before then you might wonder what the difference is between physical therapy and physiotherapy. The short…

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General | Jul 1, 2021

Best Pool Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

Back pain can occur for a number of reasons, including a sudden injury, poor posture, or due to wear and tear on the body. If you struggle with back pain, you might find that some exercises end up causing you more pain or are too uncomfortable to do at all.…

5 Best Secrets for Immediate Relief from Sciatica

General | Nov 10, 2021

5 Best Secrets for Immediate Relief from Sciatica

Anyone who has experienced sciatica, pain in the sciatic nerve, knows that it can be not just uncomfortable but debilitating. While true relief may take time and many treatments, living with the pain on a daily basis during that time can be difficult. There are a number of ways to…

What Happens When You Crack Your Back

General | Nov 18, 2021

What Happens When You Crack Your Back

Have you ever wondered what actually happens when you crack your back? From popping your knuckles to cracking your back, many people are familiar with the sound it makes. Going to the chiropractor is also commonly associated with getting your back cracked. When done properly, this can be an effective…

How to Crack Your Upper Back

General | Nov 20, 2021

How to Crack Your Upper Back

If you’ve been sitting for a long period of time and get up to stretch, you might hear some popping and cracking sounds. Cracking your back can leave you feeling good and like you’ve relieved some pressure off of your spine. But do you actually know what is happening when…

Best Sleeping Position for Lower Back Pain

General | Nov 24, 2021

Best Sleeping Position for Lower Back Pain

Many people struggle with lower back pain at some point in their lives. From lifting too many boxes on moving day to sitting at a desk at work all day, lower back pain can affect anyone. You might be surprised to learn that your lower back pain can be affected…

Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow

General | Nov 27, 2021

Can a Chiropractor Help with Tennis Elbow?

Lateral epicondylitis is a condition that affects the tendons in the elbow, most commonly known as tennis elbow. It is helpful to note that not every tennis player experiences tennis elbow, and not everyone who experiences tennis elbow has ever played tennis. The more common name for this condition comes…

How to Fix Lower Back Pain from Squats

General | Dec 13, 2021

How to Fix Lower Back Pain from Squats

Squatting is an extremely effective exercise, and many people love that it can be done anywhere without equipment or make use of things like weights, depending on your goals. However, athletes will know that squatting requires proper form, and without it, you can injure yourself. Lower back pain after squats…

Differences Between a Fracture and a Break

General | Jan 3, 2022

Differences Between a Fracture and a Break

When dealing with a potential injury, it can be confusing to hear two terms thrown around, seemingly interchangeably. What’s the difference between a fracture and a break? How do you know which one applies to you? As it turns out, you’d be right to be reasonably confused because the two…

How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost

General | Jan 10, 2022

How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost?

There are many reasons to seek out a licensed, well-established physical therapist to help with back pain treatment or other injuries or ailments you might be experiencing. Often sought out because of an accident injury or illness, physical therapy can be a helpful, if not necessary, part of recovery. Alternatively,…

tips-for-instant-migraine-relief

General | Feb 28, 2022

5 Tips for Instant Migraine Relief

When a migraine hits, it can really have a negative impact on your day. Migraines can cause debilitating pain and other symptoms that prevent you from participating in the activities you enjoy. A migraine is more than just a bad headache. In fact, migraines are actually a neurological condition that…

Difference Between Bone Pain and Muscle Pain

General | Mar 21, 2022

Difference Between Bone Pain and Muscle Pain

Because of the way that your skeletomuscular system works, it can be hard to ascertain whether the pain you sometimes feel is coming from your skeleton or your muscles. After all, your muscles are intricately wrapped around your bones, and your joints are held together with soft tissues like tendons…

Can Stress Cause Vertigo

General | Mar 27, 2022

Can Stress Cause Vertigo?

Any type of anxiety or stress can have a significant impact on our health- not just mental health, but physical health as well. Enough stress can trigger a range of reactions and symptoms throughout the body, creating problems or exacerbating existing ones. Everything from nausea to serious car accident injuries…

can-neck-pain-cause-dizziness

General | Mar 29, 2022

Can Neck Pain Cause Dizziness?

Everyone has experienced dizziness at least once in their lifetime. Whether you stood up too fast or felt lightheaded after a theme park ride, dizziness can occur for a number of reasons. However, if you start to notice dizziness when you are also in pain, then there could be something…

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