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.
Eating healthy foods can improve your overall health and help prevent and manage some chronic diseases. If you have certain conditions (such as diabetes or food allergies), we recommend that you talk to us about your special dietary needs. But no matter what your health status is, you should try to:
It is important to have a diet with variety because the nutrients we need are found in many different foods. So, the more variety, the better for you!
Healthy eating will reduce your risk of:
Healthy eating can also help you manage your weight successfully, have more energy, and feel better now and in the future. Your healthy diet should include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and lean protein. Choosing wholesome, unprocessed foods will help you feel great and stay as healthy as possible.
Though healthy eating is good for everyone, it may be especially important if you have a long-term medical condition, like diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Healthy eating can help you manage your condition now and avoid health complications in the future. To help manage an ongoing condition, it is important to:
We can talk about how healthy eating may be a part of your overall treatment plan.
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.