Is My Pain Related to Sciatica?

Is My Pain Related to Sciatica?

Back pain can originate from a variety of sources, but when you have sciatica, it’s an entirely different kind of pain. It’s usually a burning, shooting pain that radiates down your back and into one of your legs. It can be debilitating and can feel like an electric...
Does AFC Offer STD Testing?

Does AFC Offer STD Testing?

If you suspect that you have an STD, getting tested and treated quickly should be on the forefront of your mind. STDs are incredibly common, and we offer testing right in our clinic. Our staff understands that your sexual health affects your overall physical health,...
The Convenience of AFC Urgent Care Hickory

The Convenience of AFC Urgent Care Hickory

At AFC Urgent Care Hickory, we pride ourselves in offering quality and convenient care to all of our patients. We work hard to be upfront with our prices and vow to not overcharge you for any care that you receive. Even though it can be scary and overwhelming to need...
When Should I Be Concerned About a Bug Bite?

When Should I Be Concerned About a Bug Bite?

Although we don’t want them to, bug bites happen—especially in the spring and summer. Whether they’re from a mosquito, ant, spider or some other creepy-crawler, bites are a common spring and summer ailment. While in most cases they aren’t anything to be too concerned...
How Common Are Kidney Stones?

How Common Are Kidney Stones?

You begin to feel a sharp pain in your side and lower back, in addition to having trouble urinating; what does this mean? Most likely, you are experiencing a kidney stone, which is quite common. In fact, researchers estimate that about one in 10 people will get a...
Is There a Reason I Bruise Easily?

Is There a Reason I Bruise Easily?

Bruising is a part of life. It’s sometimes a marker of having fun playing with the kids or a reminder of clumsiness, like bumping into a table or chair around the house. Whatever the case may be, most bruises aren’t usually a cause for concern. Our AFC Urgent Care...