When you’re in pain, it can be difficult to figure out whether your symptoms warrant a trip to Urgent Care, or if you should wait and see if the pain and symptoms resolve on their own. In this article, we are going to discuss a few pain symptoms that should be checked out immediately by a medical professional.
Head injuries should always be examined as soon as possible by a doctor. Even minor concussions are considered traumatic brain injuries, and can cause serious pain and cognitive issues such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and headaches. Always seek medical attention after a head injury of any kind.
Another instance when you should seek immediate medical help is when you notice the tell-tale signs of a heart attack. Sudden pain in your chest and/or arm, accompanied by shortness of breath can indicate a heart attack. If you recognize these symptoms in yourself or someone else – get to the hospital as soon as possible.
Common stroke symptoms include a sudden loss of feeling on one side of your face or body, as well as difficulty speaking or communicating. Strokes need to be treated as soon as possible to avoid serious health issues.
Severe bone fractures and deep cuts should also be treated right away. Deep wounds can cause massive blood loss that may be life-threatening. Bone fractures typically cause an immense amount of pain, and can cause serious issues if not treated as quickly as possible following an accident or injury.
The board-certified pain management doctors at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN have over two decades of experience treating patients throughout Minnesota for all types of pain – from acute to chronic. If you or a loved one is living a life in pain, reach out to us today to set up an appointment. We work hand-in-hand with each patient to develop a unique strategy that fits their individual needs. Contact our pain management physicians today and set up your appointment at our Minneapolis or Edina clinic.