Your bones, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue make up the musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal pain is one of the top reasons people seek medical care, including treatment for back pain. Acute pain is short-term pain that happens when you get hurt. When mild to moderate pain lasts for more than three months, it is considered chronic pain. Severe pain, or pain (mild to severe) of the head, chest, or abdomen, should be attended to without delay.
Relieving your pain starts with a diagnosis. A Physicians Immediate Care provider will take your medical history and perform a full medical examination to find the reason for your pain. Your care provider may also order medical tests to help with the diagnosis.
The best way to treat pain is to treat the cause. Whenever possible, your physician will first recommend treatments to heal the underlying condition. However, it is not always possible to identify or cure the condition that’s causing your pain. In such cases, your physician may recommend therapies, medications, and lifestyle changes to reduce the pain.
You don’t have to deal with pain alone. Our caring physicians are ready to help at a clinic near you.