SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vida Health, a leader in cardiometabolic virtual healthcare, now offers musculoskeletal pain (MSK) relief as part of its complete virtual solution. The evidence-based, customized program was designed by physical therapy interns and targets subacute and chronic low back pain, one of MSK’s most common conditions, affecting 1 in 4 US workers.
The addition of MSK Pain Relief makes strategic sense as cardiometabolic patients often experience MSK pain, particularly in the lower back. Patients with diabetes are 27% more likely to have back pain. A person classified as obese was 43% more likely to experience chronic back pain, and among people living with hypertension, 34% had experienced low back pain in their lifetime.
Integrated into Vida’s cardiometabolic-focused approach to mind-body care, Vida’s MSK Pain Relief Program offers a person-led approach combined with a digital therapeutic exercise program to address MSK pain. Led by trainers and supervised by physical therapists, the virtual program targets the root cause of what keeps people in pain and lowers functional ability levels. By treating the body and mind together, Vida methods break the cycle of pain, depression and functional loss. The program helps prevent escalation of care such as injections, opioids, scans and surgery, allowing the population to achieve meaningful pain relief and employers to see cost savings.
Vida’s program addresses physical pain along with mental health. Concomitant interventions such as low back pain management, stress reduction, and cognitive behavioral therapy lead to better outcomes and more cost savings than traditional isolated care. As with other Vida programs, MSK’s full pain relief program will be available to members in both English and Spanish.
“Almost everyone has had a time in their life when physical pain has affected their mental health,” said Vida MSK Director of Clinical Operations James Pickle, PT., DPT. “Traditional physical therapy is great for dealing with the physical side of this pain, but physical therapists are not trained to deal with mental health. Vida’s unique approach of bringing together mental health professionals and physical therapists is the best option to address these issues and truly treat the whole person.
Vida’s MSK Pain Relief Program treats the body and mind together for better results. Video calls with specialists, self-guided on-demand video exercise modules, screenings and progress tracking for both physical and mental health work together to reduce pain and prevent further exacerbations. With its network of licensed professionals spanning 50 states, Vida also coordinates care with members’ primary care physicians as needed to ensure a seamless member experience.
Vida’s all-access virtual health care solutions for chronic physical and mental health conditions serve members in all 50 states in both English and Spanish. Clients include employers such as Boeing, Visa, Cisco and eBay, as well as some of the nation’s largest health plans such as Centene, Humana and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Vida has proven clinical results for a number of conditions including diabetes, depression, hypertension, anxiety and weight loss. Vida is the only virtual chronic care solution in its class that guarantees results through a value-based pricing structure that puts up to 100% of Vida’s fees at risk for both physical and mental chronic outcomes.
About Vida Health
Vida Health is a virtual care company intentionally created to treat physical and mental conditions together. Vida’s clinically validated approach combines an AI-based personalized mobile app experience with a nationwide network of high-quality providers who work in a high-touch, collaborative team that maximizes engagement, results and savings. Vida’s app offers video sessions, asynchronous messaging and digital content and programs to help people prevent and manage chronic diseases – such as diabetes and hypertension – and the mental conditions that accompany them – such as stress, depression and anxiety. Some of America’s largest employers and health plans trust Vida’s entire health offering. Learn more at www.Vida.com.