If an injury occurs, especially a life and death injury, then taking a trip to the ER is common sense. But what if you show up at the ER with back pain and the doctors dismiss your injury as unimportant or turn you away? If this happens, fortunately, there are urgent care centers available to assist the ER leftovers. And with 85% of urgent care centers open seven days a week and ready to provide immediate attention to medical needs, walk in health clinics are an ideal replacement for the ER.
But will doctors at the clinic turn away your back pain too? Thankfully, this won’t happen. And not only is urgent care going to provide you with the care you need, it will also be worth the trip for several reasons. Here are three reasons why your back pain is urgent enough for urgent care.