January, 17 2019 – Teladoc Health, a global leader in virtual care announced today its partnership with Telespine to expand their offering for an online Teladoc Back Care solution.

Back pain is estimated to be the third-highest medical cost driver in the U.S. (behind diabetes and obesity) at $87 billion annually. In addition to this, back pain sufferers are known to have low adherence to traditional treatment options. Telespine offers a digital solution that lowers these barriers of adherence by providing both orthopedic interventions and advanced behavior change science to treat back pain.

“As we continue to expand our portfolio and add high value, complementary services for our clients and members, results show that low back pain- one of the most common musculoskeletal concerns in healthcare- can be effectively treated virtually,” explains Dan Trencher, senior vice president, Product & Corporate Strategy, Teladoc Health. “With the addition of Teladoc Back Care and the convenience of an online, personalized program, we will contribute to lower costs and a healthier future for our U.S. members.”

About Teladoc Health
A mission-driven organization, Teladoc Health, Inc. is successfully transforming how people access and experience healthcare, with a focus on high quality, lower costs, and improved outcomes around the world. The company’s award-winning, integrated clinical solutions are inclusive of telehealth, expert medical opinions, AI and analytics, and licensable platform services. With more than 2,000 employers, hospitals and health systems, and insurers to transform care delivery.

For more information, please visit www.teladochealth.com or follow @TeladocHealth on Twitter

About Telespine
Founded by Dr. Mark Barnes, Boulder-based Telespine is a digital health company that alleviates neck and back pain through affordable, evidence-based solutions focused on therapeutic technologies and personalized health coaching. A Techstars portfolio company, Telespine delivers its solutions through employers, insurers, third-party administrators, health care providers, and other benefit and wellness program sponsors.

For more information, visit www.telespine.com, or email info@telespine.com.

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