Disclosure: Upswing Health sponsored this post as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
With stay-at-home orders in place, many have been unable to keep up their treatment routines for their musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.
I typically see a chiropractor once a month for lower back pain issues; however, because there’s no way to social distance during that type of appointment, I’ve been trying to find something I can do from home to keep the pain at bay.
Recently, I found out about Upswing Health and had a positive experience with their services, so I wanted to introduce them as an option for those of you who have MSK conditions.
What is Upswing Health?
Many MSK conditions can be treated at home without having to see a doctor.
Upswing Health is a web-based service that specializes in helping you treat your musculoskeletal injuries at home. Minor injuries are treated with home exercises, while more serious injuries require a consultation with a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Note: In some cases, you will have to do a telehealth visit with a primary care sports medicine physician. Upswing is also unable to provide a medical diagnosis.
Why you should go to Upswing Health for MSK issues
Currently, Upswing Health is offering its health guidance for MSK issues for free.
Their library contains more than 7,000 exercises created by licensed physical therapists.
Even if you need to talk to a sports medicine doctor, there is no charge currently.
You save yourself money by not having to utilize traditional paid telehealth doctors and instead gain access to experts who specialize in MSK issues.
Plus, if you’re not sure exactly what is going on with you, their advanced AI diagnostic system can help you determine the issue.
The best part is you don’t have to leave your home to start getting relief!
How It works
You can be on your way to managing your MSK condition(s) at home in as little as six steps.
Step 1: Click the ‘get started’ button
Step 2: Tell Upswing your symptoms
Step 3: Review your symptom checker results
Step 4: Chat with a Certified AthleticTrainer for a personalized plan (I was contacted via text in less than 5 mins after submitting the form)
Step 5: Wait for your personalized plan
Step 6: Implement the exercise recommendations into your daily routine
Why I recommend their services
I recommend their services because the entire process was a lot smoother than 90% of the telehealth appointments I’ve had.
It doesn’t require video or phone calls, just a simple text message discussion.
Plus, their services are 100% free, right now!
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Overall, I am pleased with the quality of the services that I experienced with Upswing Health.
I utilized their web-based services to get some at-home treatment relief for lower back pain, since we’re under stay-at-home orders until at least June 10th and I won’t be able to see my chiropractor before then.
The process was quick and efficient! They recommended the following exercises and included written instructions and video tutorials so I could be sure I was doing it right.
- Prone on elbows stretch
- Prone press-up
- Quadruped rocking backward
- Standing lumbar extension
- Seated table piriformis stretch
- Cat camel
- Bird dog
So far, out of the exercises I’ve tried, it did help subside my lower back pain.
In fact, I’ll be going back to them for at-home carpal tunnel syndrome guidance, as I’ve been working more hours than usual the past few weeks and have noticed some pain/stiffness in my wrists.
Conclusion: Lower back pain and other MSK conditions can be managed at home
If you’re used to routinely seeing a chiropractor or acupuncturist, now is the time to give Upswing Health a try.
I recommend them to those who work from home, as well as fitness enthusiasts, especially because they can provide guidance on self-treating lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other similar conditions.
Do you have a musculoskeletal injury? Tell me how you’ve been managing your pain at home since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the comments.