Are you having back pain with any of the following?
We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.
We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.
Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.
An intrauterine device (IUD) is a small plastic device shaped like a “T” which is placed into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs:
Both IUDs prevent pregnancy by making it difficult for the sperm and the egg to join. The copper IUD kills sperm and blocks sperm transport so fertilization is prevented. The hormonal IUD causes thickening of the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
The hormonal IUD can stay in your body and prevent pregnancy for up to 5 years, and the copper IUD lasts for up to 10 years. If you decide you’re ready to get pregnant, we can remove your IUD at any time during a short appointment.
This is a very effective method of birth control. The risk of pregnancy with either IUD is less than 1 percent.
It is a good idea for you to check for the IUD strings after your periods to be sure it is still in place. To do this: Insert your clean finger into the vagina and feel for your cervix at the end of your vaginal canal (it feels harder than the rest of your vagina). You should be able to feel the thin strings coming out of your cervix. If you can’t feel the strings or the strings are a lot longer than before and you’re concerned that your IUD may not be in place, let us know.
If you have an emergency medical condition, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. An emergency medical condition is any of the following: (1) a medical condition that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity (including severe pain) such that you could reasonably expect the absence of immediate medical attention to result in serious jeopardy to your health or body functions or organs; (2) active labor when there isn't enough time for safe transfer to a Plan hospital (or designated hospital) before delivery, or if transfer poses a threat to your (or your unborn child's) health and safety, or (3) a mental disorder that manifests itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity such that either you are an immediate danger to yourself or others, or you are not immediately able to provide for, or use, food, shelter, or clothing, due to the mental disorder.
This information is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of specific medical advice or care you receive from your physician or other health care professional. If you have persistent health problems, or if you have additional questions, please consult with your doctor. If you have questions or need more information about your medication, please speak to your pharmacist. Kaiser Permanente does not endorse the medications or products mentioned. Any trade names listed are for easy identification only.