Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

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.

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Caregivers

Being a caregiver is a very special role with its own health challenges for the person providing care. We offer tips and strategies so that you can do this important job while protecting your health and well being.


The Role of the Caregiver

A caregiver looks after the needs of a person who is ill or infirm on an ongoing basis. A caregiver can be a family member or close friend or a hired care provider such as a home health aide.
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The Family Caregiver as Part of the Health Care Team

As a caregiver, you are your loved one's representative to the health care team. This means establishing good working relationships with health care providers and understanding your loved one's condition.
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Coping Strategies for the Family Caregiver

Caregiving is a tremendous service. It can be rewarding yet very demanding. To avoid burnout, caregivers must give due attention to their own well-being, ask for help when they need it, and make sure that their own physical and emotional needs are being met.
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Preventing Injury While Caring for Others

Caretakers are responsible for their own physical safety as well as their loved ones' safety. Simple principles of body mechanics and movement, along with standard home safety measures, can save both caregivers and care receivers from avoidable injury.
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Self Care for Caregivers

Caregivers owe it to themselves, and to their care receivers, to take good care of themselves. This means eating well, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, and not smoking. Enough healthy choices are available to suit anyone's taste, and no matter what your condition is today, you can improve your health and well-being.

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