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.
Teaching your children good health habits now will give them a solid foundation for growing strong and healthy. We offer resources to support you as a parent and help you handle the challenge of raising healthy kids.
One of the best ways to keep your child healthy is to stay up to date with your child's recommended immunizations (vaccinations).
Immunizations are given to prevent diseases that are still common in our communities but are preventable with vaccination. Timely immunizations prevent disease and keep your child, your family, and the community healthy.
A vaccine is made from weakened or killed bacteria or viruses that cause a specific disease. When your child gets a vaccine, his or her immune system will make antibodies to fight the disease. If your child is later exposed to that disease, the antibodies will help his or her immune system prevent the bacteria or viruses from causing an infection.
Adolescents need to keep up with their vaccinations so they can stay healthy. Immunizations are safe and prevent serious, sometimes life-threatening diseases. In fact, serious side effects are no more common than those from other types of medication. There are several reasons for older children to be vaccinated:
As children get older, the childhood vaccines they received can begin to wear off. Help your child transition into adolescence in a healthy way by staying up to date with preteen and teen vaccines.
We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) recommended immunization schedule for vaccines for children 7 to 18 years of age.
Older children need the following vaccines:
California law requires all students entering 7th grade to show documentation that they received a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster shot before starting school. A Tdap vaccination protects your teen against tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough.
Your child may experience mild side effects such as redness and soreness at the site of the injection. There are some home treatments that can help lessen side effects:
Remember, it is much more dangerous for a child to risk getting the diseases than it is to risk having a mild reaction to the vaccine.
Many parents have questions about immunizations. Are they safe and effective? Why so many shots?
Vaccines are held to the highest standard of safety. The United States has the safest, most effective vaccine supply in history. Years of testing are required by law before a vaccine can be licensed. Once in use, vaccines are continually monitored for safety and efficacy.
Immunizations, like any medication, can cause reactions. However, a decision not to immunize a child also involves risk. It is a decision to put the child and others who come into contact with him or her at risk of contracting a disease that could be dangerous or deadly. Consider these key facts:
With so much information easily accessible through the Internet, it is difficult to know what sources to trust. I am here to answer any questions you may have.
Check out the list of dependable resources about vaccines at the end of this article. These resources have the latest and most accurate information about vaccine safety and the recommended immunization schedule.
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.