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.
Healthy living can help you age well and maintain your mental agility, physical strength, and overall vitality. It's never too late to begin taking better care of yourself. We offer resources and information especially for older adults.
Aging should not prevent you from taking trips and vacations, but you do need to be particularly careful to safeguard your health when you are far from home.
To ensure safety when you travel, take these precautions before you go:
As a general rule, the more carefully you plan, the happier you will be on your trip. Leave yourself lots of time to get from one place to another. Take your favorite snacks with you aboard a plane, train, or bus. Keep the pace leisurely and easy.
If you have a cardiac pacemaker or other implanted medical device, the magnetized security checkpoint at airports may cause your device to malfunction. Ask your doctor about this when you plan your trip.
If necessary, you may have to get to the airport early, talk to airport security personnel, show them your pacemaker ID card (or other medical device ID), and let them give you a personal security check so that you don't have to walk through the electrical screener.
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.