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When You Shouldn’t Back Down About Seeking Treatment for Back Pain Relief

Posted on March 16, 2017 and filed under Urgent Care Blog

Back pain affects everyone at some time in their lives and it’s not always best to just turn your back on the problem and suffer in silence. While back pain is very common, it can also be very serious and be a sign of more serious disease and illness. Yet it’s not always easy to know when back pain demands and deserves immediate medical treatment. The best way to tell is by closely monitoring your symptoms. But if your back pain is intolerable and you notice other symptoms like a tingling sensation, persistent numbness, or nonstop stiffness, you should seek professional treatment immediately. Luckily, MD Now Urgent Care can quickly and easily diagnose the cause of your back pain with our digital X-ray and prescribe the proper back pain relief. Rather than head to the emergency room where you’ll only suffer long waits and high costs, MD Now can save you the time, money, and stress of seeking treatment and provide you with the back pain relief you need when you need it most. To see if your back pain warrants a trip to an MD Now location near you, check out the following three conditions that require immediate medical care.

  1. Don’t Sit Back and Suffer from a Slipped Disc
    Between the bones of your spine are rubbery cushions known as discs. They hold each bone at a proper distance from the others. If you suffer an accident or injury that causes one of these discs to slip out of alignment, the disc will protrude and badly irritate nearby nerves and structures. In addition to being a serious problem, a slipped disc is actually one of the leading causes of lower back pain and demands that you get lower back pain treatment immediately. Treatment is the only way to ensure lasting lower back pain relief since the problem won’t go away on its own.
  1. Fight Back Against Ankylosing Spondylitis
    Sometimes, the bones of the spine suddenly fuse together. This is a form of arthritis of the spine known as ankylosing spondylitis. No matter what you call it, it calls for medical treatment since it causes extreme back pain and severe rigidness throughout the back. Occasionally, the condition also affects the ribs, which can make it very difficult to breathe.
  1. Don’t Back Out of Treatment If You Have Kidney Disease
    Few people realize the direct connection between their kidneys and their lower backs. Any time you experience a problem with your kidneys, it can appear as serious back pain since the kidneys are right behind the abdominal wall. As a result, the kidneys are so close to the low back that experiencing lower back pain may be a sign of some kind of kidney problem.

Usually, kidney-related back pain is accompanied by nausea, fever, vomiting, and very painful urination. So if you experience sudden lower back pain, it’s wise to seek lower back pain treatment as soon as possible. Not only will this provide you with soothing lower back pain relief, it will also help you determine if it’s a kidney problem that’s causing your lower back pain so you can receive the proper medical care.

If you are suddenly stricken by back pain and suspect that one of these conditions could be the cause, the best thing to do is to go to your nearest MD Now location to get the back pain relief or physical therapy you need in the most convenient and affordable way.

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MD Now® Urgent Care Walk-In Medical Centers is the leading provider of fast and affordable urgent care to adults and children in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties. Our state-of-the-art, walk-in medical centers are open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to deliver an affordable and convenient alternative to long emergency room wait times and the limited hours of family physicians. No appointment is necessary and major insurance plans are accepted. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of urgent care services to treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, our multiple locations offer digital x-rays, EKG, ultrasounds, lab testing, physicals, immunizations, vaccines, physical therapy, occupational medicine, travel medicine and selected primary care services. Find the medical care you need with the convenience you want at MD Now. Call: 888-MDNow-911, online: www.MDNow.com.

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