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How to Tell If Back Pain Is Urgent Enough for Urgent Care

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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.

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When to Pick an Urgent Care Center Over the Emergency Room

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It is 4:00 pm on a Saturday. Your daughter fell on the tennis court. She has hurt her ankle. You do not think it is broken but do not want to wait until Monday morning to take her to the doctor, what can you do? Fortunately, you have options other than going to an emergency room doctor.

You may have driven by one and not noticed it. Urgent care and walk in clinics have popped up all over the United States. The Urgent Care Association of America reports that there are about 20,000 doctors working in these medical clinics around the country. Nearly three million people go to them for their health care needs

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