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Taking Time to Heal Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

A big challenge facing some injured athletes is that of taking enough time off to heal. Amateurs, high school students and professional athletes have this in common. A painful injury can stop you in your tracks. As long as the pain is sufficient to keep you from returning to the field, you are able to let your body heal. For too many athletes, as soon as they feel a little better, they want to immediately return to the usual routine.

The Importance of Enough Time

There is a lot to be said for getting back into the usual routine as quickly as possible; however, when your body needs additional time for healing adequately, you need to be willing to allow for that. Getting back onto field before you have had enough effective healing time can do more harm to your body. In fact, not only can you become more susceptible to reinjury, you could exacerbate the one you have.

Concussion is one of the injuries that, when not given enough time to heal adequately, can cause major problems. Ignoring symptoms and continuing to “press on” despite the injury can make it worse. Depending on certain factors, healing from concussion can take longer than you may like; however, failure to take enough time can cause the symptoms to increase.

With this type of injury, if the concussion has not fully healed and a second one is sustained, there may be serious consequences. Children and teens are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of a second concussion. Swelling of the brain, permanent brain damage and in rare cases, death has occurred when the first concussion was not given enough time to heal.

Follow Doctor’s Orders

Ortho Sport & Spine specializes in treating sports injuries. We focus on minimally invasive treatments for injuries and non-surgical solutions whenever possible. We also recommend that patients take the time they need to fully recover from injuries and return to the normal routine gradually. Contact us if you have an injury and require medical help.

Posted on behalf of Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians

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Jules F.

Surgery was a success my left knee is fully functional again. Langer and his staff was very helpful through this entire process they assigned me a top physical therapist Cara which was great at helping me to improve now just up to me to continue to condition myself back to the way I was physically before the injury and hopefully I never have to endure any future injuries that lead to surgery. Overall a great help and experience after surgery was completed. Thank You to Langer and his staff.

Dea'Mario F.

The Morrow location was a great experience for me. The staff was nothing less than perfect to me. I'm glad I chose this location.

Ricky J.

Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians are excellent in the work they do. They take their time with each patient and make sure you walk away with an understanding of exactly what you're going through. I have been a patient here twice and I could 100% assure you that you will have a great experience. Further the physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced at what they do. Moreover, the entire staff are welcoming and accommodating to your needs. I work in Entertainment, and have appeared several times on television (Google "David Wells and Ricky Johnson). I recommend and trust Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians.

Priscilla F.

The staff was great! They were patient, kind and courteous. The doctors were excellent! The doctors took the time to explain and patiently answer any questions I had.