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.
We offer clinics specially designed for Young Adults, ages 18 to 25. And we make it easy to stay connected with your doctor while you are on the go. You can e-mail your doctor, make appointments, and refill prescriptions – all on our website, any time and any place.
Think about how good it feels to be strong and healthy. Taking care of your body can help you look and feel your best. Eating well and being active doesn't have to mean hours on the treadmill and eating nothing but salads.
Small changes add up over time. Keep these tips in mind, and you'll be on your way to looking and feeling good.
Things to avoid
Limit the damage if you eat fast food
Some people think they have to look like models to be okay – really thin or really muscular. But look around you: Few people really look like that. You can be healthy and find a "look" that fits you.
Little changes, big rewards
When you are ready to make a change,start slowly and pay attention to how you feel as you add more healthy foodsand regular exercise to your day. You don't have to give up all of the things you like, and you don't have to do it all at once. Small changes that you can stick with add up over time.
If you do decide that you want to work on your weight, be smart. People who lose weight gradually (a pound a week is generally a safe rate) have an easier time keeping the weight off.
Any diet that's too restrictive (like juice fasts)_ or eliminates entire food groups (carbs or fat) is dangerous. Don't risk your health or your happiness for a quick fix.
We can help you make choices that are right for you
Take a look at our resources and discuss your goals with your doctor. If you're interested in learning how to make the healthy changes that add up over time, we're here to help.
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.