Back pain is one of the most common conditions among Americans. For GatorCare members with chronic low back pain, GatorCare offers a self-care program to help increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and provide proper lifting techniques.
What is Chronic Low Back Pain?
Chronic low back pain, or recurring low back pain, is any back pain that lasts for more than 12 weeks or any back pain that keeps coming back.
Possible symptoms may include:
- Constant or recurring back, hip, and/or leg aches
- Sharp or burning pain
- Tingling or numbness
- Muscle spasms
You may feel pain just on your back, down your legs, worse in the morning or at night, or sitting still for a long time or after you’ve been active.
If you are a GatorCare member and have experienced any of these symptoms, you are eligible to enroll in the Back in Motion program.
- Handout: Proper Body Mechanics
- Wellness Wednesday Presentation: Applying Ergonomic Principles at Your Workstation
Back in Motion: A Chronic Low Back Pain Self-Management Program
Are you a GatorCare member suffering from chronic low back pain? Back in Motion is a new self-management program to help increase your motion and flexibility, strengthen your core, and educate you on proper lifting techniques to prevent further injury.
The program will emphasize the importance of beginning and maintaining a fitness regimen and its role in the health of your back, including:
- Self-paced online educational modules
- Telephonic health coaching
- Two one-hour personal training sessions with a Staff Exercise Specialist at UF Health Fitness and Wellness Center
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to receive personal health coaching and one-on-one training sessions with no cost to you!
Click HERE to enroll today!