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.
Physical activity can vastly improve your overall health. Making time for regular exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent some illnesses and even help treat some chronic conditions.
Regular exercise can give you more energy, help you sleep better, improve your mood, boost memory and concentration, and reduce your risk of developing chronic health conditions.
Making exercise a part of your routine is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It is effective prevention and treatment for many chronic conditions and can vastly improve your overall health.
The long-term health benefits of exercise include:
The immediate benefits of exercise include:
Aim for 150 minutes a week of moderate physical activity, or at least 30 minutes per day on most days of the week. By moderate, we mean that you should notice an increase in your heart rate, but you should still be able to talk comfortably.
Choose one or more activities that you really enjoy. Some people find it helpful to exercise with a friend for support and motivation.
We recommend a combination of 4 different types of exercises to get the best workout and to avoid injury.
Strengthening exercises tone your muscles and keep your bones strong. Some examples include:
Aerobic exercises (cardiovascular) burn calories, build endurance, and are good for your mental health, too. Aerobic exercises raise your heart rate and make you breathe harder. Some examples include:
Balance exercises help build leg muscles, strengthen your core (abdominal muscles), and prevent falls. Some examples include:
Flexibility exercises help lengthen your muscles, increase range of motion, and promote circulation. Some examples include:
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.