What is urgent care?
Urgent care is a convenient option when you or a loved one needs prompt medical attention for an injury that isn’t an emergency. Injuries usually aren’t planned, which means your primary care physician may not be available when you need them. Urgent care is an alternative to visiting a hospital emergency room, which can be expensive, stressful, and time-consuming. The skilled team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute provides specialized urgent care for various sports injuries and orthopedic concerns.
What injuries require urgent care?
You can go to urgent care for any injury that needs timely treatment but isn’t life-threatening. The urgent care providers at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute treat many conditions, such as:
- Sprains and strains
- Sports injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Joint pain
You should call 911 or the local emergency number for injuries that involve uncontrolled bleeding, loss of consciousness, or a fracture that causes the bone to poke through the skin. If you’re not sure whether or not your injury is an emergency, call Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute.
What should I expect from urgent care?
The urgent care providers at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute have all the specialized skills and equipment needed to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal issues. >Depending on your needs, they may take imaging tests, such as an on-site magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan or X-ray. After diagnosing your condition, they initiate prompt treatment based on your needs. They also offer follow-up care and physical therapy in the same convenient location.
What are the benefits of urgent care?
Urgent care allows you to avoid a trip to the emergency room and receive high-quality treatment from experts in orthopedics and sports medicine. Other advantages of urgent care include:
- Prompt treatment for your injury
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
- On-site imaging facilities like X-ray and MRI
- Shorter wait time than emergency rooms
- Specialized orthopedic and sports medicine care
The dedicated team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute strives to make urgent care convenient and accessible for everyone. Call 931-526-9518 or 888-672-6637 or request an appointment online today.