You may have dealt with a situation like this one before: pain flaring up in the middle of the night with no access to a Pain Center of Arizona facility. Or, maybe you’ve experienced a situation like this: forgetting to refill your prescription(s) and being faced with no medication until your next appointment. Our physicians understand how frustrating these scenarios can be, which is why they are educating patients about ways to prevent or avoid them. See below!
If a natural remedy isn’t going to mitigate your pain symptoms, you may want to visit an urgent care center. Urgent care centers are convenient health care options for patients who are unable to see their primary care physician or specialist. These centers are especially beneficial for individuals who find themselves in situations that call for immediate medical attention; like when an illness strikes or when a limb is sprained or broken. Urgent care centers also serve as an alternative solution for patients who don’t require the services of emergency room personnel.
Urgent care centers usually offer late night and weekend hours when The Pain Center of Arizona is closed. Patients who need immediate care due to a pain flare-up may consider visiting a hospital because their pain is so severe. However, hospitals can make patients wait for long periods of time and they may be expensive. An urgent care center could be an affordable option for patients with shorter wait times.
If your pain takes a turn for the worse, urgent care physicians should be able to get things under control. However, be sure to mention the flare-up at your next appointment. Our physicians can talk to you about additional pain management techniques to avoid future late-night incidents and refill your prescription to get you back on track. Before you’re caught with pain after hours, create a prevention plan by researching local urgent care centers in your area that accept your insurance.
If you suffer from chronic pain due to any condition or injury, find hope at The Pain Center of Arizona! Our dedicated team of board certified pain management physicians will work with you to treat your pain, increase your functionality and quality of life, and get you back into life! We have locations across Arizona, including the Phoenix metropolitan, Northern, and Southern areas! We take multiple insurance plans; click here to see if we take yours! To make an appointment and take the first step toward getting back into life, call us today at 1-888-PAINCENTER.
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The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.