Category Archives: Pain Management

Pain Management | 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…

Why Might My Doctor Recommend an MRI

Pain Management | May 25, 2021

Why Might My Doctor Recommend an MRI?

If you’re told you need an MRI scan for an important organ like the brain or the heart, you may immediately jump to the worst possible conclusion. But in reality, MRIs are used as a diagnostic tool for a wide range of conditions and can even be used to rule…

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Neurology, Pain Management | Aug 3, 2021

How Ultrasounds Are Used in Neurology

When you hear the word ultrasound, the first thing that comes to mind may be the procedure a pregnant woman gets to see the unborn child growing inside her. Ultrasound scans are a type of medical imaging test that uses sound waves set at a high frequency to produce live…

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Accident Recovery, Pain Management | Aug 17, 2021

What to Know About Recovering from Spinal Surgery

Going through spinal surgery can be a difficult decision for many people, but can end up as the only viable option for providing you with lasting pain relief. If you have tried other more conservative treatment options without experiencing much pain relief or success, then your doctor may recommend spinal…

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Accident Prevention, Pain Management | Sep 10, 2021

How Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation from Injuries

Car accidents can cause a broad range of injuries, from minor cuts and bruises to serious damage to the brain and other vital organs. Whenever any trauma is inflicted on the body, inflammation is often one of the first signs, as the body tries to protect itself from further damage.…

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Accident Recovery, Pain Management | Sep 15, 2021

How Long Will I Be Sore After a Car Accident?

Car accident injuries aren’t always obvious right away, which can trick you into thinking you are fine when you really have something going on that needs medical attention. If you have ever been in a car accident, then you likely remember the stress and shock of the traumatic situation that…

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Pain Management | Sep 20, 2021

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your IT Band

You don’t have to suffer an injury or undergo surgery to benefit from physical therapy. In fact, there are many reasons why people see a physical therapist, including pain with certain activities or chronic pain. People experience IT band issues from everyday movements, personal fitness habits, and overuse of certain…

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Pain Management | Oct 28, 2021

Are Noisy Knees a Sign of Arthritis?

You may be used to the sound of your knees when you climb stairs, with some cracks and pops that seem normal to you. While some noise can be harmless, new research indicates that these sounds are actually a sign of increased risk for osteoarthritis in the knee, especially as…

what-is-radiculopathy

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery, Pain Management | Nov 12, 2021

What Is Radiculopathy?

Back pain can be frustrating for a variety of reasons, including that there are so many things that can cause it to occur. We all experience occasional back pain from simply sleeping in an odd position or overexerting ourselves one day, but other types of back pain can be debilitating…

Overcoming Office-Related Back Pain

Pain Management | Nov 17, 2021

Overcoming Office-Related Back Pain

Sitting at a desk all day may not seem like it’s doing much, but it can actually be the main source of your back pain and discomfort. Even if you don’t experience back pain while sitting at your desk, discomfort and pain during daily routines can come from poor habits…

can-dehydration-cause-back-pain

Pain Management | Dec 15, 2021

Can Dehydration Cause Back Pain?

When you hear the word dehydration, it might bring to mind feeling very thirsty after a lot of activity on a hot day. However, you can also experience dehydration in your everyday life and not even realize it right away. When you don’t get enough water and electrolytes throughout your…

What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do

Pain Management | Dec 18, 2021

What Does an Orthopedic Doctor Do?

There are so many types of doctors out there, and it can be difficult to find the right one for you. If you are dealing with any type of musculoskeletal condition, then orthopedic doctors might be what you are looking for. The field of orthopedics focuses on medical conditions, injuries,…

Headache and Nausea: Causes and Treatment

Pain Management | Jan 10, 2022

Headache and Nausea: Causes and Treatment

Have you ever had a headache and nausea at the same time? It is possible for a headache to cause nausea and vomiting. There are also other reasons why you might be experiencing nausea and headache together. If you suffer from constant nausea and headaches, then your quality of life…

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Accident Recovery, Pain Management | Jan 31, 2022

How to Stop Cracking Your Neck

Seeing someone crack a joint, like their neck or their knuckles, is a common sight, and you may not think anything of it. It may even be a habit of yours when you’re stressed or feel a tightness because it brings you relief. But some people claim it’s not safe,…

How Much Is a Chiropractor Without Insurance

Pain Management | Feb 10, 2022

How Much Is a Chiropractor Without Insurance?

Going to the chiropractor is a great option for a wide variety of injuries, health conditions, and overall health and wellness goals. Chiropractic care utilizes a holistic approach when looking at the body, including how the spine and musculoskeletal system work together to function optimally. If you experience pain or…

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Pain Management | Feb 27, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About a Full-Body Chiropractic Adjustment

If you asked almost anybody what a chiropractor does, they would likely say that they address back pain and other problems in the back. It is true that the most common reason people seek chiropractic care is for relief from back pain, but there is much more to the practice.…

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Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery, Pain Management | Feb 28, 2022

How to Get Rid of a Headache Between the Eyebrows

Have you ever felt pain in your forehead that made you want to pinch the bridge of your nose or hold your head in your hands? A headache between eyebrows can be incredibly uncomfortable and negatively impact your ability to go about your daily routines. While you feel the pain…

Can Back Pain Cause Chest Pain

Pain Management | Mar 7, 2022

Can Back Pain Cause Chest Pain?

If you experience back pain and chest pain at the same time, then you might be quite alarmed! However, upper back and chest pain together can occur for a number of reasons. Symptoms can differ depending on what is causing your discomfort. Talk to your doctor if you noticed back…

Neck Sprain Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

General Chiropractic, Pain Management | Mar 21, 2022

Neck Sprain Symptoms, Causes, & Treatment

When we think of a sprain, the first body part that comes to mind is the ankle. However, a sprain can happen anywhere that there are ligaments connected to joints in the body. You could sprain your knees, your elbows, or even your wrists. With this in mind, it’s not…

Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Wake Up

General Chiropractic, Pain Management | Mar 21, 2022

Why Do My Ribs Hurt When I Wake Up?

The ribcage is made up of a group of bones along your torso. Most people have twenty-four ribs, and their job is to protect your most vital organs, including your heart and lungs. Injuries to this area may occur as a result of physical trauma, such as a fall or…

What Is an Acute Headache

Pain Management | Apr 28, 2022

What Is an Acute Headache?

Nearly everyone has had a headache at some point in their lives, whether it was a result of the environment, out of nowhere, or related to an underlying condition. While headaches are common, there are a huge variety of types and causes that can occur, with some being more serious…

How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain

Pain Management | Apr 29, 2022

How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain

Sleep is incredibly important for the human body. In addition to resting our minds, sleep is when the body is able to heal and restore itself the fastest. But when you are suffering from lower back pain, sleep can feel anything but calming or restful. While the goal is to…

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Pain Management | May 15, 2022

Can a Chiropractor Help with Shoulder Pain?

We depend on our shoulders for so much movement and activity throughout the day, but you might not realize just how much until you suffer an injury or issue. Maybe you go to reach for something and feel a sharp pain, or you start to feel like your shoulders are…

How Do Chiropractors Know Where to Adjust

Pain Management | May 21, 2022

How Do Chiropractors Know Where to Adjust? 

For those who have experienced the relief of a chiropractic adjustment, it may feel a little like magic. In the span of minutes, a chiropractor does what feels like just pressing on your back, and you may have an immediate reduction in pain and feeling of reinvigoration. But a chiropractic…

Treatment with a Chiropractor

Pain Management | Jun 3, 2022

How Often Should You See a Chiropractor?

Millions of people visit the doctor each year for one common complaint: pain. Whether you have been injured in a car accident or are experiencing chronic pain, you might find yourself looking for a doctor or chiropractor who can help. Chiropractic care involves an all-natural approach to treating a wide…

Hand Pain Is Arthritis or Something Else

Pain Management | Jun 18, 2022

How to Know If Hand Pain Is Arthritis or Something Else

We depend on our hands for just about everything, from grasping a toothbrush to typing on a keyboard. Bones, joints, connective tissues, and nerves make up the human hands, allowing for nimble movements. However, the structures that make up the hands are more delicate than other parts of the body,…

Learn to swim with proper form

Pain Management | Jun 23, 2022

Spotlight on Swimming: A Great Exercise for Orthopedic Health

Swimming is a great exercise to improve your overall orthopedic health. In fact, swimming is actually one of the most popular activities among Americans. Unlike some exercises and activities, swimming is considered a low-impact activity, which means it is gentler on your muscles and joints. If you experience joint pain…

Treatments for Heel Fractures

Injury Rehabilitation, Pain Management | Jun 29, 2022

Causes, Signs, and Treatments for Heel Fractures

The heel is one of the places in our body that bears the most weight daily. When the heel is injured, like in a fracture, it can make normal activities like walking difficult. In addition to the pain of a broken heel, the bone itself may widen, shorten, or become…

Hand Pain

Pain Management | Jul 9, 2022

Hand Pain: Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger, or Something Else?

Our hands feature a complex design with delicate structures like bones, joints, connective tissues, and nerves that allow for everyday tasks and dexterous movements. From turning a doorknob to brushing your teeth, you depend on your hands to perform precise movements. You might not even realize just how much you…

Types of pain

Pain Management | Jul 9, 2022

What You Need to Know About Seeing a Pain Management Specialist after a Car Accident 

After experiencing a car accident, you may notice increased pain, whether from an injury or from the tension you’ve been carrying since such a traumatic event happened to you. Plus, there is the stress of all the small tasks it seems you need to do in the aftermath, like filing…

Pain Management | Jul 22, 2022

3 Tests You May Need After a Crash

In the United States, an average of 6 million car accidents occur every year, with approximately 3 million people experiencing injuries after a crash. The aftermath of a car accident can leave victims feeling overwhelmed and confused. They may need answers to questions such as, “What medical procedures may be…

Stress after a Car Accident 

Pain Management | Aug 17, 2022

Why Am I Shaking after a Car Accident? 

A car accident can be an incredibly stressful and overwhelming experience. Even what might be considered a minor accident can still mess with your emotions and leave you feeling shaky and weak. It doesn’t matter if you were the driver or a passenger; a car accident can affect you both…

Distracted Walking

Accident Prevention, Pain Management | Aug 29, 2022

What You Need to Know About a New Problem: Distracted Walking

Despite not causing as much destruction as distracted driving, distracted walking is a growing concern in the realm of public safety. More and more pedestrians are being distracted by their phones while walking in and around traffic and other high-risk areas, putting them at significant risk for injury. Pedestrian accidents…

Different Types of Pediatric Fractures

Pain Management | Sep 26, 2022

Understanding Different Types of Pediatric Fractures

No matter the location, a fracture is painful and disruptive to your everyday life. Fractures in children can be especially hard to manage because young children may not understand why they are in pain or what has happened. Fractures are a common car accident injury as extreme force is easily…

Most Common Chest Injuries from Workplace Accidents

Pain Management | Oct 13, 2022

Most Common Chest Injuries from Car Accidents or Workplace Accidents

You don't expect to be hurt while doing something as routine as driving your car or completing your 40-hour work week, but the reality is that injuries can happen anywhere. Car accidents happen at a higher rate than workplace accidents, but depending on the industry you work in, both can…