AICA Orthopedics in Snellville has in-house neurologists to provide exceptional care in diagnosing, treating, and managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neurologists are medical doctors who study the nervous system and how it helps your body function from head to toe. The central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system are the two main parts of the nervous system. The central nervous system involves the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system involves the body’s nerves and sensory receptors. The Neurologists at AICA Orthopedics in Snellville provide comprehensive care and individualized treatment plans for many brain, spine, and nerve disorders.
Our highly trained and skilled neurologists in Snellville, GA at AICA Orthopedics treat a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and disorders that affect the nervous system. Nervous system disorders not only affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves; they can also affect nerve roots, the autonomic nervous system, and neuromuscular functioning. Common nervous system disorders include migraine, brain trauma, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease. Neurologists in Snellville GA also treat diseases that affect the nervous system, which primarily includes bacterial, viral, or fungal infections and malignant or benign cancers. You may also sustain injuries to the head, neck, or back that can damage your spine or brain, while other injuries including lacerations, sprains, and fractures can also affect the nerves.
Headache disorders include cluster headaches, migraines, and tension headaches. While everyone has probably experienced a headache at some point, reoccurring or particularly painful headaches can be a sign that something more serious is going on. If you experience regular headaches then it’s time to talk with a neurologist about what might be causing your headaches so you can experience lasting relief.
The most common example of a pinched nerve is when you’ve been sitting with your legs crossed for a long period of time and your foot “falls asleep”. That tingling and numbness sensation is often called “pins and needles” and is an example of what happens when a nerve is pinched or compressed, which impacts its ability to function. While changing position and moving around usually helps that sensation go away pretty quickly, there are times when pinched nerve symptoms don’t go away and can start to affect your daily life.
The most common parts of the spine where most people experience spinal pain are in the cervical spine, or neck region, and the lumbar spine, or lower back region. Your neck and lower back are so flexible and have a wide range of motion, especially compared to the middle of your back. Twisting and bending are helpful aspects of full mobility but can also lead to pain and injury when done incorrectly or too often. Neurologists can help identify the root cause of spinal pain, like inflammation in the muscles or due to nerve dysfunction. Your neurologist can also discuss treatment options with you to help ease your spinal pain, which may include trigger point injections, epidural injections, or even nerve blocks.
It is not uncommon for car accident injuries to impact the nervous system. Whiplash is the most common car accident injury and can affect your head, neck, and upper back. Damage to your spine and the muscles that support your neck can cause swelling and inflammation that can put excessive pressure on nearby nerves and nerve roots. If you hit your head on the steering wheel, window, or dashboard during a car accident you may also suffer from a concussion, which is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. At AICA Orthopedics, our neurologists in Snellville, GA, also specialize in treating car accident injuries that affect your brain, spine, and nerves.
Whether you were injured in a car accident or have a family history of degenerative disease, there are certain symptoms that signal the need for a neurologist. You may want to see a neurologist for headaches, including migraines and tension headaches, that last for long periods of time or get worse over time. Other signs of damage to the nervous system include dizziness, tingling sensations, and numbness in certain areas of the body. Other symptoms may include problems with movement, vision, or memory, as well as difficulties with speech or language. Seizures and loss of consciousness can also signal that you should see a neurologist right away.
Your neurologist will likely perform a combination of a physical exam as well as neurological testing during your first appointment. At AICA Orthopedics, our neurologists utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tests and advanced technologies for neurological examinations. Neurological tests examine and measure your sensations, reflexes, coordination, and strength. One common example of a neurological test is an electroencephalogram, also called an EEG, which measures electrical activity in the brain. Other diagnostic tools may include CT scans and MRIs, all of which are available in-house at our AICA Orthopedics location in Snellville. CT scans and MRIs can help your neurologist get a clearer picture of how your nervous system is affected by an injury or disorder. Our neurologists in Snellville, GA recognize that no two experiences are exactly the same and develop individualized approaches to treatment for everyone.
AICA Orthopedics provides a unique approach to treating a wide variety of injuries, illnesses, and disorders that affect both the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. Our team of doctors includes neurologists, as well as orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists who work together to provide comprehensive care all in one convenient Snellville location. All our doctors can refer in-house and all diagnostic imaging tools are available on site as well. This provides convenient collaboration and scheduling for both patients and doctors so you can receive the best care possible. Our dedicated multi-specialty team provides comprehensive care from initial examination, into diagnosis and treatment, and through the recovery process.
Our AICA Orthopedics facilities stand out above the rest because our teams of doctors have access to everything they need to provide comprehensive care from start to finish. Our knowledgeable and skilled neurologists can provide you with dedicated care and also refer to and consult with other experienced specialists right in the same office. Part of the comprehensive care experience at AICA Orthopedics with our neurologists in Snellville, GA involves making sure every aspect of your healing process is addressed so you can experience full relief, healing, and recovery.
AICA Orthopedics has neurologists in Snellville, GA to provide you with comprehensive care as well as neurosurgeons. The primary differences between neurologists and neurosurgeons are in their treatment methodologies. Neurologists help patients with neurological disorders that cause pain and may affect mobility or functioning. Many neurological disorders can be treated with a neurologist and without the need for surgery as part of the treatment plan. However, when surgical options are necessary, AICA also has neurosurgeons available to treat diseases, injuries, and other nervous system conditions.
At AICA Orthopedics, we understand the importance of treating each person with their unique set of symptoms and medical history. Our multi-specialty team of doctors provides orthopedic, neuro-spine, and pain management treatment approaches to help diagnose and treat anyone suffering from pain or a recent injury. Whether you’ve recently been in a car accident, experienced an injury at work, or are suffering from chronic pain, our team at AICA Orthopedics in Snellville is here to help.