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.
I will definitely give this a try. My lower back always aches because of sitting for a long time.
I’ve had a musculoskeletal injury. It was so painful. I am going to check out this site soon!
Yes I have lower back pain too , I need to do these exercise. I always think it is age is making this. Now I know why it happening. Thanks for sharing this.
I do suffer from a musculoskeletal injury and I haven’t been doing much to treat it since we’ve been stuck at home. I’ve been having a lot of headaches as a result. I’m going to look into Upswing Health.
My lower back has always given me grief. Lately I have been exercising it and it has been acting much better.
I’m wondering if this would help my back pain! upswing sounds like a great service!
We have not tried telehealth yet but I think it is becoming more popular. This sounds like a great service.
This is great! My husband can definitely benefit from this due to his lower back issues etc.
I’m glad that you were able to get the help you need! I’m going to have my son check this out. He has some shoulder issues and gets PT.
This sounds like a great service and perhaps now more than ever it is the perfect time to be able to do such things from home.
This sounds like a great service! I dealt with sciatica for a long time and ended up having to go to physical therapy. it’s no fun!
This sounds interesting to look into. I have lower back pain and could use some help with it.
Thanks for sharing. I have to look into utilizing this service.
This sounds helpful! I will keep it in mind if I have issues. I hate when I have back pain.
This is great information. It’s so important to do at-home exercises in between professional services yet most of us forget to do just that.
Good to know. These are some of the exercise4s I do every day during my morning online yoga session because I really do need them for lower back and general pain as well as energy. Love the idea of the online therapy but definitely think I am already on the right path. Thanks.