Spine

Spring isn’t just the season for broken bones; back injuries and spine injuries are also in peak season. Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world, and Mend Clinic offers urgent care seven days per week with orthopedic specialists on-site. Back injuries are common because our spine is an intricate system that does a big job. No...

If you’re Googling “urgent care near me,” you’ll probably see Mend Clinic pop up. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Salem, open seven days per week, and there are always shorter lines compared to the ER. However, you might also see a lot of other options “near me” when you see where Mend Clinic is located. Urgent care takes care...

American adults complain of back pain and spine pain more than any other type of injury. It’s a common issue treated at Mend Clinic because orthopedic specialists are always on-site. Back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world and regularly keeps people home from work. It affects over three million people every year in the US alone....

Nobody wants to spend the holidays in the ER, which is why an urgent care clinic might be the surprise holiday gift you never saw coming. Mend Clinic in Salem is the region’s premium ER alternative, offering urgent care services seven days per week—including on holidays. This time of year, urgent care injuries are on the rise. Here are a...

Degenerative disc disease is extremely common, and it’s likely that everyone will experience it at some point. The spine is a complicated mechanism and includes natural “shock absorbers”—the discs between each vertebra. However, just like the shock absorbers on a car, these discs will wear out over time. They can wear out faster in someone who is very active, carries...

We usually think of strains and sprains as annoying and maybe a little painful, but debilitating? Mend Clinic treats all types of orthopedic urgent care situations, and staff has seen a number of strains and sprains capable of making a person nearly unable to function. We depend on our back to do the heavy lifting (literally and figuratively) including bending...

Using mobile devices excessively has led to an increase in strains and tendinitis from “tech neck” to tennis elbow (no tennis required). Urgent care doctors at Mend Clinic have noticed this trend, which can happen from repetitive movements (like using a laptop). There has been an increase in strains from the neck and shoulders down through the back thanks to...

If you CrossFit, you probably know quite a few newbies who have heard horror stories about injuries—or perhaps you fell into that camp before you fell in love with the sport. CrossFit is a high-intensity workout, and as such, it can come with sports injuries if you’re not careful and/or don’t have a quality coach. At Mend Clinic, our orthopedic...