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Back Injury and Pain Walk-In Clinic Q and A

Back Injury and Pain Walk-In Clinic Near Me. Should I Go To A Walk-In Clinic For Back Pain? Can Urgent Care Treat Back Pain? When Should I Go To The Doctor For A Back Injury? How Do You Know If Your Back Injury Is Serious? Visit AFC Urgent Care If You Have Back Injury And Back Pain As We Offer Treatment To Back Injury And Pain. Call Us For More Information.

Back Injury and Pain Walk-In Clinic Q and A

Back pain is really common in the U.S., and sometimes it's caused by something like poor posture, while other times it's caused by an injury. Regardless of the cause of your back pain but so long as your injury is minor, we can help here at AFC Urgent Care Santee. An appointment is never necessary for back pain or injury. Come see us right away today at our back injury and pain walk-in clinic near La Mesa, CA! Call us for more information.

Which type of back pain is often caused by a sudden injury?

This type of back pain is called acute back pain. It's often caused by a sudden injury to the muscles and ligaments supporting the back, or in more serious cases, it can be caused by an injury to the spine or other bones in the back. Bone injuries of the back require emergency care at the ER (emergency room). For minor injuries, you can come to urgent care instead.

If you have a sudden injury and now have back pain, it may be because you're having muscle spasms or you have a strain or tear in a muscle or ligament. You might have a fracture, a herniated disk, sciatica, or another back problem. You should see an emergency care professional for a serious issue like a fracture, or an urgent care professional for a minor but urgent issue.

When should you go to the doctor for a back injury?

For back pain like minor lower back pain or chronic back pain, you can go see your primary care physician, but for a minor back injury, you'll want treatment without having to make and wait for an appointment, so you'll want urgent care. Remember, you must go to the ER if you or someone else has a spinal injury or any other serious/potentially life-threatening injury.

If your injury was minor and you have any of the following issues, you should go see an urgent care doctor at a clinic like ours:

  • You have redness or swelling on your back
  • Your symptoms have lasted over a week
  • Medication or at-home treatment hasn't helped with your pain
  • Your pain is constant or quite significant
  • Your pain spreads down a leg or both legs
  • Your mobility has been compromised

There may be other signs that you should go see an urgent care doctor. Be careful with back injuries, as they can be serious or lead to serious situations like falls.

Can I go to a walk-in urgent care for a back injury?

So long as the injury and your pain are non-life-threatening and minor, you can and should go to a walk-in clinic like AFC Urgent Care Santee. A clinic like ours can easily handle lower back pain and other kinds of minor back pain, as well as common injuries like strains, and if we need to refer you to a specialist for any reason, we can. Also, with urgent care, an appointment is never necessary, so we can see you right away today if you need us!

Do you have a back injury and pain walk-in clinic near La Mesa, CA?

Yes, we do! AFC Urgent Care Santee treats common, minor back injuries and back pain, and we're located over at 10538 Mission Gorge Road Suite 100, Santee, CA 92071. We're available 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm, and our services are available on a walk-in basis. If you like, you can contact us at (619) 456-0033 with any questions.

Come see us right away today if you have a minor back injury or pain. We'll treat you right away, right on the spot, and have you back home recovering in next to no time. We look forward to helping you soon!


10538 Mission Gorge Road Suite 100
Santee, CA 92071

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  • Why choose AFC for Urgent Care?

    With state-of-the-art centers and a professional medical team, AFC provides on-site X-rays, labs, procedures, and more!

  • What's the difference between AFC Urgent Care and emergency room services?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

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