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.
Most injuries are preventable with some simple steps. Here are 7 tips to help you avoid injury when exercising:
Being physically active can lead to many different kinds of injuries. The most common injuries happen because of overuse of muscles and joints, doing too much too soon, or being unprepared for weather conditions. These injuries can be prevented with the right equipment, clothing, and safety measures.
Many injuries can happen while exercising in the great outdoors. But don't let the elements spoil your fun. By learning what precautions to take, you can safely enjoy physical activity outside.
The most common weather-related sports injuries are:
Cold temperature exposure resulting in:
Heat-related illnesses can include:
Riding your bike in the hot sun or swimming in the ocean can put you at the mercy of the great outdoors. Stay healthy by drinking plenty of fluids, wearing sunscreen, and being aware of insects and animals that may be close by.
The most common outdoor-related exercise injuries are:
Many sports-related injuries are preventable. Sports injuries can happen because of poor conditioning, trauma, or muscle overuse. Before you begin playing a sport, it's important to start and maintain a basic fitness routine. Once you are fit, your body is better equipped to withstand the often unexpected demands that come with playing sports.
To avoid overusing your muscles, try a cross-training system that uses different parts of your body to avoid stress on one area or injury. Take some time off from your chosen activity and try a different one. If you are injured, we can help you recover and return to exercising safely.
The most common sports injuries are:
If you have strained or sprained a muscle, ligament, tendon, or bone, use the R.I.C.E. treatment:
Stretching helps to loosen muscles before and after exercise. These everyday stretches can help prevent pain or discomfort:
Just like a car that requires time to warm up before running efficiently, your body needs a gradual warmup too.
After a period of physical activity, it is very important to cool down. Your muscles need time to adjust and slow down.
Make stretching part of the cool down. Stretching helps to reduce soreness and prevent future injuries. Stretching also increases your flexibility.
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.