Welcome to AlaMed Injury Clinics
Our primary purpose is to provide our patients with the highest possible quality health care and personal attention while empowering them to take an active role in owning and managing their own personal health – listening to our patients and treating them with the dignity, compassion, and courtesy we would expect for ourselves. We want our patients to feel – Confident, Respected, and Special!
In an instant, car accidents often happen and can cause physical, emotional, and financial burdens. These burdens an impact the victim’s life for months or even years to come.
Approximately 6 million car accidents occur in the U.S. every year (in Alabama, a traffic crash was reported every 200 seconds in 2017), and of those 6 million, over 2.5 million car accidents are rear-end collisions. Rear-end accidents are the most common and can cause “whiplash”, which occurs when the neck extends beyond its normal range of motion. People involved in rear-end accidents can develop the following symptoms:
Stiffness and pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and low back
Loss of range of motion in the neck and low back area
Severe migraines and/or headaches
Numbness and tingling in the upper and lower extremities
Fatigue and dizziness
Occasionally, blurred vision and memory difficulties
What We Offer
AlaMed Injury Clinics uses a variety of techniques to eliminate pain, increase mobility, and return patients back to normal daily functions. Our medical providers perform a full evaluation to determine the physical condition, pain level and limits of the patient. Our patient therapists work collaboratively with the patients and medical providers to design personalized treatment plans to meet the patient’s individual challenges, needs, and goals.
EWOT (Exercise with Oxygen Therapy) is a method of breathing higher levels of oxygen during exercise to increase the amount of oxygen in the patient’s blood plasma. If done correctly, EWOT can yield many preferred effects in as little as 15-minutes a few times a week
Laser therapy helps alleviate pain and repair tissue damage, among other valuable benefits. By quickening the healing process with increased circulation and enhanced tissue repair, laser therapy decreases inflammation and pain. In the management of chronic and acute pain, AlaMed Injury Clinics is the preferred choice for laser therapy.
Ultrasound therapy is a deep heating treatment used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions like sprains, strains, or tendonitis. A wand called a “sound head” is pressed lightly against the skin and moved in small circular sweeps near the site of injury. A small amount of gel is used so the ultrasound waves are absorbed into the skin and muscles.
Exercise is a regulated physical stress applied to the body to help improve strength, range of motion, or flexibility. Exercise can be passive or active.
Moist heat, or hot packs, may be applied to the patient’s body after an injury. The heat helps to boost circulation to the injured tissues, relax the muscles, and provide pain relief. Cold packs, or ice, may be applied to the patient’s body to help reduce pain and control inflammation. Ice is usually used during the acute or initial phase of injury to limit localized swelling around tissues.
Electrical stimulation and TENS is used to help decrease pain around injured tissue.
Traction is used in the treatment of low back pain and neck pain to help lessen pain and improve mobility in the spine.
What injections does AlaMed Injury Clinics offer?
The types of injection depend on the patient’s symptoms, the location of the pain, and the treatment goals. The most common are:
- Epidural steroid injections (dexamethasone) near specific nerves or directly into the epidural space (the area that surrounds the nerves within the spinal canal).
- Facet joint injections and nerve blocks in or near the facet joints that connect each vertebrae.
- Sacroiliac (or SI) joint injections into the SI joint between the sacrum and pelvic bones.
A spinal injection is a procedure in which the patient’s doctor injects medicine into a specific area of the spine to either diagnose the source of the patient’s back pain or to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Epidural steroid injections can treat pain in a large region of the body. Steroid medicine is injected into the epidural space between 2 vertebrae or near a nerve. The medicine moves up and down the spinal canal to coat the nerve roots near the injection area.
Facet joint injections are given where 2 vertebrae join together. These joints allow
the spine to bend and twist. Facet joint injections can decrease inflammation caused by arthritis and joint degeneration.
Before a facet joint injection, patients may be given a diagnostic injection called a
medial branch block near a nerve leading from the facet joint. This helps determine if a facet joint injection might relieve the pain. The doctor may also recommend a radiofrequency neurotomy, which disables a spinal nerve so it can no longer send pain signals.
Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections are given into the SI joint, located between the sacrum (at the base of the spine) and the pelvic bones. The doctor injects an anti-inflammatory medicine directly into the joint that can reduce pain and inflammation in your lower back, buttocks, groin, and leg.
7070 Aaron Aronov Drive, Suite M
Fairfield, AL 35064
T: (205) 785-5707
F: (205) 785-5708
9000 Parkway East, Suite 102
Birmingham AL 35206
T: (205) 202-5540
F: (205) 202-5491
We are pleased to offer complimentary transportation service for patients to and from the office.