Prompt & Effective Lower Back Pain Treatment at Our Urgent Care Center in New York City
Lower back pain is very common, which is probably not surprising given that the spine must support the full weight of the body through a wide range of motion. The discomfort can range from a minor nuisance that resolves on its own to a constant problem that interferes with mobility. Young adults often experience pain related to a back muscle strain or herniated disc, while older adults are more susceptible to the bone-weakening effects of osteoarthritis, which can lead to spinal joint degeneration and compression fractures.
In many cases, lower back pain does not require professional treatment. But, it’s important to seek medical attention if the pain develops after trauma, such as a car accident, or does not improve within a few days.* The board-certified physicians and other licensed medical professionals at MedRite Urgent Care in New York City take an individualized approach to lower back pain treatment. We consider each patient’s needs, goals, and lifestyle with an aim to provide effective and lasting relief.
Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain
When you come to MedRite for lower back pain treatment, we’ll begin by asking about your symptoms, including when they started, what makes them better or worse, and whether you’ve experienced anything similar in the past. We’ll also ask about your medical history and recent illnesses. We’ll then take your vital signs and perform a physical examination, which may include testing your reflexes and range of motion and gently palpating your spine. We may also utilize X-ray imaging, a diagnostic tool that can reveal arthritis and broken bones (but will not show problems with muscles, discs, or nerves).
Following your examination, your doctor can recommend treatment options to help relieve your lower back pain, such as:
- A few days of rest
- Hot/cold therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy (available onsite at our office in New York City)
If lower back pain is diminishing your quality of life, MedRite Urgent Care can provide treatment to help you feel better faster. Visit our walk-in clinic in New York City today – we’re available during extended hours and never requirement appointments, and we accept all major health insurance plans.
*Lower back pain accompanied by bladder or bowel incontinence is a medical emergency. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you are urged to call 911 or go directly to the nearest ER.