Medical Treatments You Did Not Know You Could Get From Urgent Care

Orthopedic doctor

Urgent care centers were a relatively unknown concept less than a decade ago, but have grown to be a major staple in our medical system today. According to the Urgent Care Association of America, there are over 9,000 urgent care units in the United States. To put that in perspective, there are only 1,799 Target stores in our country; there are over four urgent care health clinics for every one Target store. Even within the medical infrastructure, there are only 5,025 emergency clinics, not much more than half of the number of urgent care clinics.

Bridging the Gap
Urgent care clinics offer services that fill the void between what your regular doctor can provide and having to going to the emergency clinic. Unlike a primary health physician, urgent care clinics take patients with

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3 Benefits of Urgent Care

urgent careAnyone who has ever been in the emergency room will tell you that if they had another care option, they would jump at it. Urgent care provides much of the same care, for less money and less time. There are so many benefits to visiting these centers. Read on for just a few of these benefits.

Less Wait
Over 69% of centers get their patients in for care in under 20 minutes. This translates to faster treatment, allowing you or your loved one to get back home to rest or heal. ER wait times range from a half hour to several hours in comparison, and often, if you have a ‘lesser’ injury, you will wait quite a while for any care. Rather than waiting in a waiting room for hours on end, go to these clinics and they will treat you efficiently and expertly.

Less Money
If you’ve ever been to the ER, you...

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Help! I Suffer From Chronic Neck Pain, What Are My Treatment Options?

What causes low back pain

It’s believed that at least 1.5 billion people around the world are suffering from chronic pain right now, most commonly low back or neck pain. In the U.S., 26 million people suffer from back pain alone, while anywhere from 10-15% of the population has some form of neck pain at any given time.
So what are the treatment options for those dealing with chronic neck pain? Generally, doctors and spinal rehabilitation specialists will start off patients with conservative treatments, and if those fail to work, then move on to more intensive forms of treatment. These treatments can range

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