Top causes for emergency room visits, continued

Category: Healthcare


The following are some of the top causes for emergency room visits:

Foreign objects in the body

Strange objects that become lodged somewhere in an individual’s body, and therefore resulting in an emergency room visit, are not an unusual cause for an ER visit. As a matter of fact, it remains one of the most common reasons for a trip to the emergency room. These are usually serious situations that require urgent medical care, and approximately 1,500 fatalities that occur each year are the result of foreign object complications. Some of the more common cases involve foreign objects getting stuck inside the upper intestinal tract, which usually require an operation for removal, and objects becoming lodged in the esophagus, which can result in choking.

Serious headaches

Headaches that feel more severe than normal have landed many individuals in the emergency room. While some of these situations have turned out to be nothing beyond a severe migraine, other times, extremely painful headaches can be a possible sign of cerebral hemorrhaging, meningitis, or a brain tumor.

Contusions and cuts

Contusions (bruises), head trauma and cuts have sent over 2 million individuals nationwide to their local emergency rooms on an annual basis.

Back pain

It may seem a bit surprising, but back pain is actually one of the top causes for emergency room visits. In fact, it was actually the number one cause at one point. Different causes of back pain that usually bring patients into the ER include kidney stones, herniated discs, and arthritis. Other injuries to the back itself, from lifting the area or twisting it the wrong way, can result in back pain as well.

Skin infections

Skin infections can cause abnormal reactions in the body, which can be painful and result in other symptoms as well. Severe skin infections can also make the immune system vulnerable to harmful microbes that are usually blocked by the skin when it is not infected.

If you’ve visited a hospital without health insurance, you likely know how even a minor condition or injury can still result in a substantial emergency room bill. In fact, emergency room bills visit will often run into the thousands, and it can be very hard to pay this money back. Alas, your credit record may take a substantial hit. However, if you are receiving structured settlement payments, we can help. At Peachtree Financial Solutions, we provide the service of structured settlement funding. With structured settlement funding, there is no waiting for your payments to come in periodically. You sell some or all of your future structured settlement payments and in return, you receive a lump sum of cash. By receiving a lump sum through structured settlement funding, you can pay off debt and bills, including medical bills from emergency room visits.  Furthermore, when you receive a lump sum through structured settlement funding, you can have money that is easily accessible, in case another emergency or other urgent medical situation should arise. Contact Peachtree Financial Solutions today to learn more about how you can receive a lump sum of cash through structured settlement funding, and to receive your completely free, no-obligation quote.

Previous page


Nothing above is meant to provide financial or tax advice. You should meet with appropriate professionals for such services.

Tags: emergency room, health insurance, medical costs

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *