With so much focus on getting healthy in the New Year, it’s important to remember that increasing wellness can happen in more ways than just hitting the gym. From quitting smoking, to getting regular check-ups, signing up for health insurance, and keeping up with recommended health screenings, every consideration we may for health can help. Perhaps finally scheduling that much-needed surgery will enable a more active lifestyle and allow you face the world with fresh energy. From changing small daily habits to making big moves, the return on investment in your own wellness is likely greater than you realize. Invest in yours by utilizing the local resources here to help.  

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana recognizes that wellness and prevention play an important role in getting and staying healthy. (Turns out, an ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure!) That’s why the Blue Cross website gives you guidance on preventive guidelines, health assessments and programs with the latest information from their in-house doctors, nurses, dietitians and social workers. Better health is just a click away at bcbsla.com/wellness. 

Make checking it out regularly one of your New Years’ health and fitness resolutions. Not only will you find the latest in preventive health information, you can also keep up with the great discounts from Blue365, the program for Blue Cross members that features new deals every week of the year. With Blue365, you’ll have access to a wide range of equipment and experiences designed to enhance your health and well-being—from discounts on athletic apparel and footwear to Lasik surgery and even Walt Disney World.

Southern Pain & Neurological

At Southern Pain & Neurological, Doctors Paul Hubbell and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain creates a prison for patients, disabling them from an active lifestyle. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain, and it’s important to note that 15-25 percent of people with low back pain actually have SI joint dysfunction.

At Southern Pain & Neurological, the advanced, minimally invasive PsiF System allows your doctor to stabilize your SI joint from a familiar posterior approach by inserting strategically designed implants directly into the joint. The procedure is done through a small (1 inch) incision and typically takes less than thirty minutes. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system improved pain, patient function, and quality of life.

If you are experiencing low back pain, sciatic-like pain, hip/pelvis/groin pain, stiffness, leg instability, disturbed sitting and sleeping, and pain when active or lying on one side, the PsiF System may be an option for you. To learn more about SI joint dysfunction, the PsiF System, and Southern Pain & Neurological, call 1-800-277-1265.