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Any type of back pain, discomfort or abnormal symptoms should be taken seriously. If you were recently in an accident your injury symptoms may not appear until several hours or the next day. Don’t ignore mild back pain or assume it will resolve on its own — visit Portland Urgent Care to receive your diagnosis and treatment. Many back injuries require only short-term, temporary treatment -- our healthcare team at Portland Urgent Care and Portland Wellness Care provides examinations, physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy.
At Portland Urgent Care our staff provides a complete medical examination for your back pain. Seeking medical help quickly will give you comfort in knowing the extent of your injury.
We develop customized treatments for every patient, designed to meet your specific needs. Our services integrate western medicine and physical therapy with chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy.
We develop customized pain management treatments for every patient, utilizing complimentary approaches such as acupuncture and physical therapy in addition to medication when needed.
The main symptom of back pain is an ache or pain anywhere in the back, and sometimes all the way down to the buttocks and legs.
Some back issues can cause pain in other parts of the body, depending on the nerves affected.
You should seek medical help if you experience any numbness or tingling, or if you have back pain:
At Portland Wellness Care our chiropractor will diagnose through touch, or palpation, and a visual examination.
The chiropractic is known as a direct approach, with a strong focus on adjusting the spinal joints.
We may also want to see the results of imaging scans and any blood and urine tests.
Portland Urgent Care and Portland Wellness Care are located next door to each other in Portland, Oregon to provide a complete solution for most back pain issues.
• Medical Doctors
• Injury Rehabilitation
• Massage Therapists
General Back Pain
Lower Back Pain
Back Muscle Strains
Pinched & Compressed Nerves
Back Pain Due To Aging
If you are injured in car accident, you are entitled to the max PIP (Personal Injury Protection) insurance* regardless of who is at fault. Please contact our clinics for more information regarding medical coverage options you have.
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"Dr. Scott Cathcart is a great chiropractor and doctor. His adjustments are excellent and have helped me a lot. Being a chiropractor myself, many of my patients ask who I go to. I recommend him highly!"
"Dr. Cathcart is super professional and made me feel very comfortable during my adjustments even though I freak out. He is very knowledgeable about anatomy and has great memory, it's been 2 years since I've seen him and he remembered exactly where I had issues before. Helped me stretch too. Great doctor!"
"This place is wonderfully integrated between physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage. They really treat your whole body when they address an injury."
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Can you go to Portland Urgent Care for back pain?
Yes, Portland Urgent Care does not only diagnose back conditions, but also can treat back conditions via joint injections and rehab therapy.
When should you go to urgent care for back pain?
Any new back pain should be evaluated. If you have recurrent lower back pain from motion or weight bearing activities or have a hard time walking, an urgent care evaluation is necessary.
Should I go to the ER or urgent care for back pain?
Emergency rooms specialize in life-threatening illness and injuries. Urgent cares are usually the best place to evaluate new back pain.
How do I know if my back pain is serious?
Severity of lower back pain is determined by a thorough evaluation and diagnostic tests such as x-rays and ultrasound.
When should I worry about mid back pain?
Mid-back pain can come from the back, the chest, or the abdomen. Therefore, any mid-back pain should be evaluated.
What can an urgent care doctor do for severe back pain?
Depending on the diagnosis, a medical provider at an urgent care can provide pain relief using treatments such as medications, local injections, and also write a referral for rehab therapy.
How long should back pain last before seeing a doctor?
Back pain can be due to many different causes. Therefore any back pain should be evaluated.
What doctor should I see for my back pain?
New back pain can be evaluated by your personal physician or an urgent care provider.