What is minor back pain?
Minor back pain can happen if you strain a muscle or hurt a tendon or ligament. Almost everyone gets back pain at some point, and it usually goes away on its own. But minor back pain can also be a sign of more serious issues such as bone and joint conditions of the back, osteoporosis (a disease that makes your bones weak), infections and others.
What is the treatment for minor back pain?
It's important to go to Healthcare Clinic if your minor back pain does not get better or go away on its own. Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants will ask you about your symptoms (something that happens in the body that shows there is something wrong). This will help us decide on a treatment to help you feel better. Treatment may include over the counter or prescription medications.* We may also suggest that you see a rheumatologist (a doctor who treats pain in the joints) or an orthopedist (a doctor who is specially trained in back surgery).
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 years and older.
Walk in or schedule an appointment at the Healthcare Clinic nearest you.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.
*Prescriptions written when clinically appropriate. Patients have a choice of pharmacy.
*Promotion ends 9/7/14. Camp and sports physical not typically covered by insurance. Certain exceptions, including age restriction, may apply.
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