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Acute Back Injuries

At Gwinnett Urgent Care, we understand that acute back pain can keep you from doing the things you love the most. That's why we've made it our goal to treat your pain at the source and get you back to functioning fully and pain-free. If you've experienced an acute back injury, we can help. Call us today to schedule an appointment or learn more!

Causes of Acute Back Injury

A vast majority of back pain is caused by an injury to soft tissues such as the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In most cases, the symptoms will improve on their own within 7-10 days. However, there are times when a back injury is more serious. Our qualified medical professionals can be helpful in deciding if the symptom is serious or should merely be treated with pain medication and muscle relaxers. When back injuries are more serious, they can be caused by an underlying condition such as:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disk
  • Bulging disk
  • Fractured vertebrae

When to See a Back Injury Doctor

It may be time to see a back injury doctor if you are experiencing pain that is limiting your daily functions or not improving with the use of over-the-counter medicines 48 hours after onset. Our team of healthcare professionals at Gwinnett Urgent Care will examine your back for possible causes and discuss a treatment option that works best for you. We will come up with a solution by performing sensory, motor, and strength testing to identify the severity of the condition. If you experience trauma prior to the injury, we may perform an x-ray to identify an anatomic abnormality. 

In most cases, oral medications and limitations of physical activity will be sufficient to ensure a complete recovery. Our medical professionals can determine if a work excuse or limitation to light duty would be necessary due to the acute back injury. If you were injured while at work, learn about our worker's compensation services. 

Visit Us Today!

If you are experiencing severe or acute back pain and would like to learn more about how Gwinett Urgent Care can help, contact us today. Our friendly healthcare team will work to get you on the right path to recovery so you can get back to doing what you love most. 

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Call 770-831-5525

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Address: 1300 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suite 4101, Suwanee, GA 30024

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