10 Injury Treatment Priorities at the Emergency Room

Back Pain

Symptoms associated with back pain, not including lower back pain symptoms (those are considered separate and rank low both in reasons why people visit the ER and in priority during the triage process), may be caused by injury to or inflammation of soft tissue, tendons, muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, nerves or discs. Back pain and is commonly caused by a sprain or strain, unintentional injury, fall or accident, or even aging or a degenerative health condition. Most often, patients who visit the ER with back symptoms are diagnosed as a sprain or a strain, but depending on if there are other symptoms (fever and burning during urination combined with back pain could indicate a kidney infection, for example) back pain is a minor priority in the emergency room.