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Back Injury Pain & Walk In Clinic Q and A

Back pain can disturb our daily life! Visit AFC Urgent Care and Walk-in-Clinic if you have been looking for the treatment to back pain! Call us for more information! Serving patients from San Diego, CA. Oak Park, San Diego, CA. North Park, San Diego, CA. National City, CA. La Mesa, CA.

Back Injury Pain & Walk In Clinic Q and A


How do I know if my back injury is serious?

Severe back injuries include fractures (a break in a bone), wounds, extensive bruising and damage to your spinal cord and internal organs. Any of the following symptoms could indicate a severe back injury: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, numbness or pins and needles to the arms, legs, hands or feet.

When should you go to the doctor for a back injury?

If your back pain is from a recent strain or mild injury, your primary care doctor can probably help. But if the pain is severe, ongoing, or accompanied by other symptoms such as numbness or tingling in your arms or legs, it may be time to see a back doctor.

Can I go to a Walk-in Urgent Care for a back injury?

Urgent care facilities can help you with your back pain, those like the clinics that are part of the Urgent MED Network can perform x-rays of the c-spine, l-spine, and t-spine in order to diagnose how severe your back pain is.

My back is in a lot of pain, can I visit an Urgent Care for this?

There are many common, everyday causes of back pain, like herniated discs, that you can get checked out at an urgent care clinic. You can go to a walk-in clinic for back pain if you can‘t see your primary physician or just want a quick diagnosis.

Other Notes

  • AFC Urgent Care provides treatment for injuries and illnesses offering a convenient, lower-cost and less time consuming alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room.
  • Virtual Urgent Care for the Covid-19 world can be used to diagnose and treat Sprains, Strains, and Sports Injuries which may all be back related.
  • Full complement of bandages, splints, casts and/or braces to ensure complete care of your injury.
  • On Site X-Ray so results are interpreted while you wait. Free X-Ray copy to take to your Primary Care Physician or a Specialist.
  • Send follow-up reports to Primary Care Physician
  • On-Site Lab Facilities are also available
  • Open 7 days a week, 8 am to 8 pm.
  • AFC prides itself on its onsite technology and ability to provide care quickly.
  • Considered pioneers in non-emergency room urgent care.
  • Patients enter, receive cars and leave within an hour’s time on average.

If you are suffering from back pain, caused by a recent back injury and are having sensations of numbness and tingling, and are in the Mission Valley, CA area you should consider having your injury assessed and treated at AFC Urgent Care in San Diego. Urgent Care is a cheaper and quicker alternative than a hospital and if you cannot get in to see your primary physician or want a diagnosis ASAP.

AFC Family Urgent Care services the Mission Valley area in San Diego and provides urgent care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries. AFC is one of the pioneers in the field of non-emergency room urgent care, providing diagnosis and on-site testing that have many of our patients in and out within an hour, having received the care they require. For many back injuries, urgent care can be a viable and more affordable alternative to a hospital visit. If your back pain seems like something you can’t lick with a dose of non-prescription pain killers or has been bothering you for a while, you should consider a visit to our urgent care center.

How can I tell if my back injury is serious?

While back injuries can come from a variety of sources there are some symptoms to keep in mind if you are wondering whether to see a doctor. These symptoms include severe or ongoing pain that is often accompanied by a tingly feeling of numbness in your limbs. Severe pain that flares up suddenly or a rapid increase in pain associated with an older injury or chronic feeling of pain could point to a more serious injury rather than a simple sprain.

When should you consider a doctors visit for a back injury?

Mild injuries and strains that have occurred recently can likely be addressed by your general practitioner or an urgent care doctor. If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned above it may also be in your best interests to see a doctor as soon as possible, whether that be at an urgent care or through a primary physician, as they will be able to diagnose and help treat injuries before they become to serious or at the very least provide you with assistance and information regarding whether you need hospital care or not.

Can I go to a Walk-In urgent Care for a Back Injury?

Our Urgent Care Center in Mission Valley is fully equipped to deal with many back injuries. We pride ourselves on having onsite technology such as digital x-ray services and a full range of laboratory services to diagnose and treat your health concern, whether it be a back injury or something else entirely. X-rays can help to determine the severity of your back injury and assist in determining what kind of treatment is required and due to the speed of our technology we can often have your results interpreted while you wait.

My back is in a lot of pain, can I visit an Urgent Care for this?

If you are currently unable to see your primary care physician or are concerned and want some peace of mind through a quick diagnosis you can seek help at an Urgent Care Clinic. Common causes for back pain, such as activity related sprains or herniated discs, can be treated via urgent care and followed up on by your primary care physician. We are also capable of providing some diagnosis and treatment through Virtual Urgent Care, out of consideration for both our patients needs and the current pandemic.

AFC Urgent Care prides itself on being a leader in convenient, more cost effective, more time efficient alternative to non-life-threatening emergency room care and we are ready and willing to receive all patients in need of our care. We are open from 8am to 8pm and can provide any of our services at any time, our doctors are able to write prescriptions and we will coordinate all necessary follow-up information with your primary care physician. We are a top rated provider of Urgent Care Services and hope you will let us take care of any pressing and non-life-threatening medical issues you may be experiencing.

8590 Rio San Diego Drive Suite 111,
San Diego CA 92108