• 5 Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Back Pain

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    Back pain is a problem for many people around the world. It has been estimated that, in the United States, as many as 60% of all Baby Boomers will need to manage a chronic condition such as back pain. Today, nearly 70% of American adults say they suffer from back pain on a regular basis. They report that they are impacted daily by their back issues. When you ask the doctors who help with back pain and injuries, most will tell you how common this is around the globe. There are a lot of reasons for back injuries but there are some things everyone can do to help when they occur.

    1. Stop playing your sport. If you are playing a sport when you injure your back (or anything), stop playing. The idea that you should “play through the pain” is ridiculous. When you ask doctors about that, they tell Continue Reading
  • Should I Use Urgent Care, the Emergency Room, or 911?

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    When illness or injury leaves you in need of medical care, it can be hard in the moment to know who to turn to. From your primary care physician to urgent care and emergency room centers or even 911, every medical center fills as unique role in providing care. Understanding how they work together and which symptoms warrant a visit to which medical center, can ensure you get the treatment you need promptly and cost-effectively.

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    Your primary care physician is always the best person to turn to first when you’re hurt or sick. Since they knows you and your medically history best, they’re the most able to make informed choices on your behalf. Many primary care Continue Reading