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HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE, KAIA HEALTH PILOT YIELDS POSITIVE RESULTS IN BACK PAIN RELIEF & SLEEP QUALITY …

I thought these results on this latest technology for back pain relief would be of great interest to my readers.

“Wellesley, Massachusetts, August 2020 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care today announced preliminary data out of its pilot program with Kaia Health, a digital therapeutics company whose app uses AI and motion-tracking technology to help individuals with back pain relief. The pilot offers Kaia Health’s app which provides hundreds of customized exercises for pain management to employees at three Harvard Pilgrim Health Care employer groups: the City of Lynn, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Jordan’s Furniture.

Kaia back pain app

“Our partnership with Kaia Health provides Harvard Pilgrim with an opportunity to test a unique digital program directly with our members,” said Michael Sherman, MD, chief medical officer at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.  “By providing access to non-opioid approaches to managing painful conditions, Harvard Pilgrim is seeking to help its members avoid prescriptions for opioids, which we know can lead to substance use disorder in some individuals.”

Key metrics from the app, such as self-reported pain level and sleep quality, show the following as of July 2020:

  • At start of using app, 80% of users show a clinically relevant impairment of movement
  • Among those suffering the most from pain (more than 4 on a pain scale of 10), there has been a 40% decrease in pain level and a 58% increase in quality of sleep
  • Among all users there has been a 35% decrease in pain level, 59% increase in quality of sleep, and 92% overall user satisfaction

“With Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we have found a forward-thinking partner that deeply cares about the seamless integration of our solution into their clinical landscape, and providing excellent care for their members. We are excited about working together to serve their members,” said Jonas Duss, US CEO and co-founder of Kaia Health.

Designed by a team of doctors and experts, Kaia is a leading health-tech app with a growing subscription base of more than 450,000 users.

About Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Harvard Pilgrim and its family of companies provide health benefit plans, programs and services to more than 3 million customers in New England and beyond. A leading not-for-profit health services company, we guide our members – and the communities we serve – to better health. Founded by doctors over 50 years ago, we’re building on our legacy. In partnership with our network of more than 70,000 doctors and 182 hospitals, we’re improving health outcomes and lowering costs through clinical quality and innovative care management.  Our commitment to the communities we serve is driven by the passion of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Through its work, low- and moderate-income families are gaining greater access to fresh, affordable food — a cornerstone to better health and well-being.

About Kaia Health

 Kaia Health is a digital therapeutics company that creates accessible, evidence-based treatments for a range of disorders including back pain and COPD. Working with experts in various medical fields, the company uses technology such as machine learning algorithms to deliver individualized app interventions that aim to empower and motivate patients to take control and self-manage their condition with digital alternatives from their home using devices they already own (i.e., smartphones and tablets). Kaia Health has enrolled more than 450,000 users to-date in their digital therapy program. Kaia Health is a member of the Digital Therapeutics Alliance (DTA), an international non-profit trade association of industry leaders and stakeholders engaged in the evidence-driven advancement of digital therapeutics. Kaia Health is located in New York City. For more information about Kaia Health, visit http://www.kaiahealth.com.

Kaia app

To learn more about Harvard Pilgrim, visit www.harvardpilgrim.org

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Daily Prompt: Original Post on myths and facts on how to deal with Back Pain…

via Daily Prompt: Original

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This is a copy of the ‘original’ blog post I wrote on the myths and facts on how to deal with Back Pain back in January 2011, and nothing much has changed since then !!!!!

Myth
Always sit up straight to prevent back pain.

Fact
Slouching is bad but sitting too straight and too still for too long can be a strain on your back. Move around often and walk around.

Myth
Lifting heavy objects hurts your back.

Fact
It’s the way you lift it that can cause back pain. Always bend your knees with legs slightly apart.

Myth
Stay in bed until your back pain goes away.

Fact
Resting can help an acute injury or strain but a day or two in bed can make your back pain worse.

Myth
Back pain is always caused by an injury.

Fact
Disc degeneration, injuries, diseases, infections and even inherited conditions can cause back pain.

Myth
Skinny people don’t get back pain.

Fact
Anyone can get back pain.

Myth
Exercise is bad for your back.

Fact
Regular exercise prevents back pain.

Myth
A super firm mattress is best for your back.

Fact
A medium to firm mattress rated as 5.6 gave less pain than firmer ones rated 2.3.

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#DIFFUSER WITH ESSENTIAL OILS FOR RELAXATION…

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Essential oils have been used throughout history for relaxation purposes. Healing anxiety, releasing the tension from our bodies and minds and getting a good night’s sleep is possible when using essential oils.

Aroma Diffusers UK  have a massive choice of diffusers but my favourite one is the Enso Black Aroma Diffuser. The ENSO Black , Ultrasonic Aroma Diffusers at MadeByZen. It offers Pure Elegance with its unique, elegant design. Which is now available with attractive Black base and Blue lights or Black base and White light option.

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#Health Best Reviews  search the Internet for the best health and personal care products in each category and do comparison reviews.

 

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One of their latest reviews was on the Best Diffuser for Essential Oils. Essential oils have been used throughout history for relaxation purposes. Healing anxiety, releasing the tension from our bodies and minds and getting a good night’s sleep is possible when using essential oils.

With such a massive choice of diffusers to choose from it’s hard to decide which one is the best but Health Best Reviews have made QUOOZ Lull Ultrasonic Aromatherapy as one of their top choice and say, ‘it’s an essential oil diffuser that has an unusual design is what you need if you are planning to give the room a different style. This gorgeous device has a capacity of 200 ml and can cover areas of up to 300 square feet. It can run for up to 10 hours and it uses minimum energy.

It shuts-off automatically when the tank is empty and it can be set up by simply pressing one of the two buttons it has in the front. It costs around $60 and it can be bought in grey, green, orange or rose.