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Category Archives: General

The Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy For Patients Near College Park

General | Jul 21, 2016

The Benefits of Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger point therapy is considered an alternative therapy and focuses on detecting and releasing trigger points. Found in the skeletal muscle, trigger points are areas that produce pain when compressed. In a lot of cases, trigger points form as a result of injury to the muscle fibers. Usually used to treat pain-related conditions, trigger point therapy…

General, General Chiropractic | Aug 1, 2016

Tips To Avoid or Manage Gastroparesis

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide education about conditions and diseases that affect your well-being, we are pleased to offer Chiropractic patients near College Park some suggestions that focus on managing delayed gastric emptying, or Gastroparesis. Since August is National Gastroparesis Awareness month, please review the following tips…

General | Nov 5, 2018

Treating Frozen Shoulder At AICA College Park

Shoulder issues can range from minor irritation to debilitating pain. “Frozen shoulder” is a common injury that can have a negative impact on your daily life. The medical name for this injury is adhesive capsulitis and presents with pain, stiffness, and possible decreased range of motion.

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 to pick a good chiropractor

General | Sep 11, 2020

How to Pick a Good Chiropractor

Finding the right chiropractor for you can be a tough decision when you aren’t sure where to start or how to look. When you are looking for a College Park chiropractor, it can be helpful to learn more about a chiropractor, their practice, and how they treat their practice members.…

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General | Sep 10, 2021

How Whiplash and Neck Pain Can Impact Posture

Most of us don’t think about our posture on a daily basis, or maybe we have a fleeting thought that we should sit up straight. But posture impacts our spine, which plays a huge role in the body’s health and alignment, and it can be difficult to maintain. An injury…

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General | Feb 17, 2022

What Does a Herniated Disc Feel Like?

Herniated discs are one of the most commonly reported health conditions involving the spine, and they can quickly send your spinal stability into a spiral. However, it may be hard to tell if you have one or not if you don't know which signs and symptoms to look for. Here…

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General | Mar 27, 2022

Sprained Ankle: Symptoms, Types, Treatment & Recovery

If you have ever taken a wrong step and twisted your ankle, then you may have suffered a sprained ankle. Ankle injuries can cause sudden pain, and you might be hesitant to put weight on your foot afterward. In some cases, a sprained ankle may not seem like a big…

7 Signs of a Rotator Cuff Tear

General | Mar 27, 2022

7 Signs of a Rotator Cuff Tear

The soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, and tendons) surrounding the shoulder joint are known as the rotator cuff. These tissues work together to keep your shoulder the most flexible joint in your body. However, that flexibility can come at a price: shoulder injuries are the most common form of joint damage…

What Is Toxic Release

General | Jun 3, 2022

Detox Symptoms After a Chiropractic Adjustment

Your first time visiting a chiropractor can bring up feelings of excitement and anxiety. What will happen at the visit, and will it help? For people experiencing pain or discomfort, relief is a huge goal, and they may be hoping that they will leave an adjustment feeling immediately refreshed. This…

Delayed Whiplash Symptoms

General | Jun 3, 2022

Delayed Whiplash Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you have ever been in a car accident, then you know how shocking and overwhelming the experience can be. In the minutes after the accident, you might be too stunned to fully understand what is going on and feel flustered. Your body is pumping with adrenaline, and you might…

Benefits of Improving Core Strength for Injury Prevention

General | Jun 19, 2022

Benefits of Improving Core Strength for Injury Prevention

You’ve seen the workouts designed to target your core with fitness instructors who have abs of steel. But what actually is your core? And what does your core even do? From healthy posture to injury prevention, core strength is an essential aspect of your overall health and well-being. It takes…

What a Torn ACL Feels Like

General | Jun 19, 2022

How Do You Know If You Tore Your ACL?

You’ve likely heard about ACL injuries if you watch sports like football, soccer, and basketball. ACL tears are common knee injuries that affect athletes who perform sudden stops or changes in direction while running, jumping, and landing. The ACL, which stands for anterior cruciate ligament, is one of the strongest…

Can Arthritis Be Scraped Out of a Joint

General | Jun 23, 2022

Can Arthritis Be Scraped Out of a Joint?

Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. You may experience arthritis in only one joint or multiple joints throughout the body. With over 100 different types of arthritis, symptoms and treatment options can vary. The most common type of arthritis is called osteoarthritis, which many people also refer to as…

Signs of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

General | Jun 30, 2022

Causes, Signs, and Treatment for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

While you may think of your shoulder as the simple curve that sits atop your arms, it is actually a complex series of joints, tendons, and muscles that support a huge range of motion. Any damage to these components can cause pain and trouble moving your shoulder properly, harming your…

Causes of Internal Injuries

General | Jul 17, 2022

What to Know About Post-Accident Internal Injuries

The moments after a car accident or shocking injury are often confusing. They happen quickly and you might be disoriented, in pain, or even in an unfamiliar location. Once you get your bearings, if you don't notice any immediately apparent injuries, you might handle the paperwork aspect of an accident…

Signs of a Pinched Nerve after a Car Accident

General | Jul 17, 2022

7 Signs of a Pinched Nerve after a Car Accident

After you’ve been in a car wreck, you may not notice pain or other symptoms of a car accident injury right away. While some mild soreness and discomfort might seem par for the course after a car accident, a “pins and needles” sensation can be a sign of a pinched…

Crutches

General | Jul 19, 2022

How to Safely and Properly Use Crutches, Canes, & Walkers

Have you ever tripped and hurt your ankle, needed a cast on your leg, or suffered a stroke and weakness in your legs? If you have had any injury to the lower half of your body, you may be familiar with crutches, canes, or even a walker. If you have orthopedic…

Nociceptive Pain

General | Jul 19, 2022

Nociceptive Pain vs. Neuropathic Pain

Everyone deals with pain from time to time, whether you stubbed your toe on the coffee table or injured your elbow while playing tennis. When you are dealing with pain, you probably aren’t thinking about the specific kind of pain you’re experiencing. In fact, pain can keep you from thinking…

Seat Belt Injuries

Accident Prevention, General | Sep 1, 2022

What You Need to Know About Seat Belt Injuries

Each year over 35,000 people in the United States die in car accidents. Wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a car accident by 45% and can prevent serious injuries that could lead to disability and chronic pain. Seat belts keep the wearer from being ejected from the vehicle,…

Some People Afraid of Seeing a Car Accident Doctor

Accident Recovery, General | Sep 1, 2022

Why Are Some People Afraid of Seeing a Car Accident Doctor?

Being in a car accident can be a life-changing experience that leads to injury, expenses, and traumatic memories. For some, this can cause a person to avoid seeking care for their car crash injuries from a qualified car accident doctor, even if that doctor can help restore them to health…

Types of Femoral Fractures

General, Joint Pain | Sep 21, 2022

What You Need to Know About Treating a Broken Femur

The femur is the longest and strongest bone in the body, which makes it very difficult to fracture. The most common cause of a broken femur in an elderly person is a combination of a fall and osteoporosis. In a younger person, the most common cause is a car accident. Regardless…

Shoulder Problems Caused by Car Accidents

General | Sep 21, 2022

6 Common Shoulder Problems Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents can place a significant amount of stress on the body, often resulting in injuries. It is important to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible if you have suffered an injury in a car accident. Injuries can vary from mild to severe, but in all cases,…

Tips for Combatting Back Pain While Driving

Accident Prevention, Accident Recovery, General | Oct 6, 2022

How to Combat Back Pain While Driving

Do you have a long drive ahead? Perhaps you are planning a road trip to visit family or friends for the holidays. Or perhaps your commute to work takes a lot longer than you would like. No matter what keeps you in the car for a long period of time,…

Symptoms of a Whiplash Injury

Chiropractic, General | Oct 13, 2022

Top 4 Medical Professionals Who Can Help with Whiplash Recovery

You’re driving down the road when suddenly, a car comes up behind you and slams into your car. Perhaps they were speeding or distracted and didn’t have enough time to stop. You didn’t see the accident coming, and you get jostled around from the impact. This type of car accident…

Benefits of Physical Therapy

General | Nov 15, 2022

How Physical Therapy Can Help You Get Back to a Normal Life After an Accident

Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience. Unfortunately, over 12 million car accidents happen each year in the United States. Those involved in a car accident can and do experience injuries, whether mild or severe, as a result of the car crash. These injuries can be…

Car Accident Injuries That Can Cause Side Back Pain

Accident Recovery, General | Dec 5, 2022

Causes of Side Back Pain after a Car Accident 

Most people deal with back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor in the United States each year. While many times back pain is simply caused by a minor strain like a pulled muscle from…

Treatment Options for an Annular Tear

General | Dec 15, 2022

What You Need to Know About Annular Tears

The human spine is made up of a series of bones called vertebrae that are stacked one on top of the other. In between these vertebrae are spinal discs that have a tough outer shell that protects a gelatinous inside, which helps with shock absorption and movement. The spine is…

Most Common Injuries Caused by Rollover Crashes

General | Dec 16, 2022

Most Common Injuries Caused by Rollover Crashes 

A rollover car accident refers to a situation where one or more vehicles tip over onto the side or upside down. Depending on the severity of the crash, a car may roll over once, or it could roll over several times and inflict a lot of damage. Rollover car accidents…

Why Do I Have Tingling in My Shoulder Blade

Chiropractic, General | Jan 1, 2024

Why Do I Have Tingling in My Shoulder Blade?

Do you find yourself frequently getting a tingling sensation in your shoulder blade? If so, you're not alone. Many people deal with this frustrating issue, often wondering about the root cause behind the persistent tingling. You might not realize just how much you depend on a healthy, functioning shoulder until…

Why Do I Have Shooting Pains in My Head?

Chronic Pain, General | Feb 15, 2024

Why Do I Have Shooting Pains in My Head?

Experiencing shooting pains in your head can be an uncomfortable and even scary sensation, often catching you off guard with sudden, sharp jolts of pain. Unlike the steady pressure more commonly associated with typical headaches, these shooting pains can feel like brief, intense bursts of discomfort, leaving you to wonder…

5 Chiropractic Techniques for Whiplash

General | Feb 16, 2024

What Chiropractic Treatment Techniques Are Best for Whiplash?

Have you ever been in a car accident where your head and neck snap violently forward and backward with a sudden impact? This is one of the most common ways people can develop a car accident injury, known as whiplash. Whiplash is a medical condition characterized by a sudden, forceful…

How to Sleep with Pinched Nerves in Your Neck and Shoulder  

General | Feb 22, 2024

How to Sleep with Pinched Nerves in Your Neck and Shoulder  

As you lie down for a good night's rest, the last thing you want to deal with is a pinched nerve in your neck and shoulder keeping you awake. If you experience this type of discomfort, you want to find lasting relief from this uncomfortable condition. Let's explore how to…

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