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.
As the saying goes, you are what you eat. If you want to stay healthy, shoot for at least 5 to 9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day and cut back on fats, sugars, and alcohol.
Believe it or not, fat plays an important role in a healthy diet. Fat helps you:
A diet too low in fat can lead to malnutrition and dry skin. And without fats, your body isn't able to absorb essential fat-soluble vitamins that you need. By understanding the different kinds of fats, you can eat a healthy amount of the right ones and still meet your calorie goals.
Fats can be saturated or trans fats, unsaturated or monounsaturated. Monounsaturated are the healthiest kind of fats. They are found in foods like:
Saturated fat and trans fat are the 2 types of fat we should limit or avoid in our diets. Both saturated and trans fats can raise cholesterol levels. Diets high in these fats may increase the risk of heart disease. Research suggests that trans fats increase your risk more than saturated fat. Not only do trans fats raise total cholesterol levels, they also lower good cholesterol (HDL) which helps protect against heart disease.
Reading food labels on packaged food gives you important information that can inform your food choices. Food labels help you select foods with fewer calories, less fat, or lower sodium (salt) and can help you understand and monitor portion sizes. On the food labels, look for:
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.