Taking care of yourself is hands down the most important job you have as an adult. From staying up-to-date with your doctors visits to knowing when to head to urgent or emergency centers, you need to stay on top of your health by any means necessary. 

Hopefully, this information will help you at least understand when to drop everything and head to an emergency center for immediate medical assistance. 

Here are some common injuries or illnesses that require immediate medical care: 

  • Choking or stopped breathing — Even if you think it’s just a slight issue that will pass momentarily, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You should head to the ER right away if you’re having trouble breathing. From throat swelling to shortness of breath, don’t ignore these warning signs and get help right away.
  • Severe stomach pain — You might experience stomach aches every once in a while that go away after an hour or two; that’s totally normal. If the pain is severe, on the other hand, you should consider an immediate trip to a medical center. Severe stomach issues could mean ulcers, internal bleeding, or other dangerous issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible. Don’t ignore these warning signs, head to your local emergency room as soon as you possibly can just to make sure.
  • Injury to neck or spine — Spinal injuries and neck issues are some of the most intense and serious injuries that can happen to you. It’s best to seek immediate medical attention if you’re in that much pain resulting from a neck or spine injury. If you ignore this pain, you could have serious issues for the rest of your life — so get immediate medical attention just to be safe.

Though in 2009, fewer medical school seniors selected Family Medicine as their specialty than in 2008, everything from Family Medicine to emergency surgeries are covered within the emergency healthcare sector. 

If you’re in need of quality healthcare from a trusted emergency center, give LegacyER a call right away.