Back Pain

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 Back Pain?

Chronic back pain, or recurring 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.


Back in Motion: A Chronic Back Pain Self-Management Program

Are you a GatorCare member suffering from chronic back pain? Back in Motion is a new self-management program offered in both Jacksonville and Gainesville. See below for further details.


Jacksonville

Back in Motion is available now!

Learn how to increase flexibility, identify proper lifting techniques, and increase core strength by completing the following components within three months:

  • Complete two Health Coach calls
  • Watch one online educational module
  • Complete two personal training sessions

Upon completion of this program you will be eligible for a FREE massage from our on-site massage therapist. Additional details can be found on Jacksonville’s Back in Motion webpage. For any questions, contact Kathryn Gay at Kathryn.Gay@bcbsfl.com.

Click here to register today!


Gainesville

Back in Motion emphasizes the importance of beginning and maintaining a fitness regimen and its role in the health of your back.

Learn how to establish an exercise routine and stay accountable, increase flexibility and motion, and strengthen core muscles through:

  • An online educational module
  • Personal training sessions
  • Exercise tracking
  • And more!

For any questions, contact Mallory Rubek at rubekm@shands.ufl.edu.

NEW program registration kicks off in July…stay tuned!


Resources