Although it is always a good idea to have the emergency room phone number handy, not all injuries or pain require a trip to the emergency room. Some conditions or injuries require long-term care and treatment, which is something an emergency room can?t help you with.
For example, according to a recent study, 69% of the adults in the United States reported that lower back pain adversely impacts their daily lives. Unless you experience a sudden injury that puts in you in the emergency room, an ER doctor can?t help you with chronic lower back pain.
The research on lower back pain shows that 40% of people reporting pain do not see their physician or a physical therapist. Although an estimated 40%