According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, up to 85% of Americans will suffer from spine pain at some point in their lives. Spine pain can make everyday activities uncomfortable, diminishing your quality of life and making just about every movement challenging.
At the Atlanta Innovative Medicine (AIM) spine pain center, you can get the quality care you need. Our team of experienced specialists are ready to meet and discuss your condition, and provide an accurate diagnosis and personalized plan to achieve relief.
To get started, call us now to schedule your free consultation at 770.232.6243.
There can be many causes of spine pain, including injuries, health conditions, and the normal aging process.
Pain in the lumbar region (lower back) and cervical region (neck) are the most common types of spine pain. Strains and sprains can be one of the reasons for pain in your lower back. An awkward movement or lifting something very heavy can lead to a strain or sprain. Common symptoms include:
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Muscle strain in the lumbar region occurs when the muscle fibers suffer damage like tearing, while a sprain occurs when the strong tissues that hold bones together (ligaments) get overstretched.
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact our Atlanta spine pain clinic by calling 770.232.6243.
At our Atlanta spine clinic, it’s common for us to see patients with spine pain caused by stenosis. Spinal stenosis happens when the space inside the backbone becomes too small and puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that run through the spine. It is most common in the lower and cervical regions.
Symptoms of stenosis can include:
To protect the spinal cord, you have a column of spinal bones stacked from your skull to your tailbone. Some people have a smaller spinal canal from birth, but for most people, spinal stenosis occurs as a result of an injury or other condition.
Our Atlanta spine doctors also see bone spurs that cause spinal stenosis. Bone spurs can happen when arthritis causes wear and tear that leads to the formation of new bone. They can jut out into the spinal canal, leading to pain and other symptoms.
Herniated discs can also cause spinal stenosis. Discs are cushions that work like shock absorbers between your spinal bones, or vertebrae. A herniated disc can cause the disc’s soft inner material to leak out, affecting the nerves and spinal cord.
Spinal injuries can also lead to spine pain in Atlanta. Injuries from trauma, like car accidents, can make spinal bones move out of place or break. There can also be swelling that puts pressure on nearby nerves and the spinal cord.
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Degenerative disc disease is another common cause of spinal pain. This condition is when the spinal discs that cushion your vertebrae begin to deteriorate. When healthy, spinal discs allow you to move, twist, and bend with ease.
Although everyone experiences some wear and tear to their discs as they age, those with severe degenerative disc disease can find it difficult to manage the pain.
Spine pain relief doctors in Atlanta see some common symptoms of this condition, including:
You may also experience spinal pain if you have discs that have dried out. The soft core of each disc contains water and the natural aging process can diminish some of it, leading to thinner discs that do not provide an adequate level of shock absorption.
Injuries can also cause cracks in your spinal discs. If the outer section of the disc cracks, the inner disc can bulge out and press down on the spinal cord and nerves.
Radiculopathy, also called a pinched nerve, refers to damage or injury to nerve roots in the location where they leave the spine. You can suffer from cervical, lumbar, or thoracic radiculopathy.
Some of the symptoms spine doctors in Atlanta, Georgia, want you to watch for include:
Bone spurs, arthritis, and herniated discs can cause radiculopathy, which can lead to severe spinal pain.
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This is a condition in which a small crack develops between two vertebrae. Symptoms include:
People with spondylolysis have weakness in an area of the vertebra called the pars interarticularis. This is a thin piece of bone that connects the facet joints, which hold the vertebrae together. Genes can play a role in this condition, as can repetitive trauma to the lower back.
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The most appropriate treatment for your spinal pain will depend on its cause. At our spine clinic in Atlanta, Georgia, we offer chiropractic care, regenerative medicine, physical therapy, and non-surgical orthopedic care.
Chiropractic care is a type of therapy that uses manual spinal manipulation to relieve pain without resorting to more invasive procedures.
The goal of this therapy is to increase your range of motion, reduce pain, correct misalignments, and increase circulation to the damaged area. It’s a good treatment option for:
One of the benefits of chiropractic care is that it can offer relief from pain without relying on medication. It also helps resolve the underlying cause of the pain instead of only focusing on masking the symptoms.
Regenerative medicine at our Atlanta spine treatment clinic refers to procedures that can repair damage and restore tissues. We offer platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), stem cell therapy, prolozone, and prolotherapy.
All of these treatment options work with your body’s natural healing processes, stimulating them to function as needed. We particularly recommend prolozone—an injection of ozone and nutrients. Prolozone can reduce pain, increase circulation to the injured area, and jump-start the healing process.
Physical therapy can help restore range of motion, manage pain, make it easier to recover from injuries, and even prevent them. Our AIM spine pain specialists at our Atlanta clinic are ready to identify the problem and find the underlying cause.
By creating an individualized treatment plan that fits your needs, physical therapy experts can offer relief without turning to invasive procedures.
Nonsurgical orthopedic care includes several specialties to provide the right diagnosis and treatment for people dealing with chronic pain. Our team strives to find options that don’t rely solely on surgical procedures or pain medication to help you achieve a pain-free life.
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At AIM, our goal is to get to the cause of the problem. We use the latest diagnostic techniques, including specialized ultrasound and fluoroscope guided imaging.
A large team of qualified specialists reviews the diagnostic results so that the personalized treatment plan we recommend for you will be the most effective.
We also understand that your body is a whole organism and that nutritional deficiencies, hormone imbalances, and hidden intolerances can have an impact on treatment and recovery. We offer whole-body treatments that can help with the health concerns you face now while also assisting you in preventing issues in the future.
Get quality spine treatment in Atlanta by scheduling a free appointment now at 770.232.6243.
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