Health Care & Benefits Division

Back Pain Resources

Back pain can be chronic or acute.  It can come and go.  It can be very painful or hardly painful at all.  Whatever your back issue, members of the State Plan have multiple resources to help.  In addition to seeing your doctor, you may want to consider the following options.

Allegiance Back Care Program

Includes individualized assessment of your health needs, expert advice on treatment options, coordination of service, education, and more.  Click for more information or call Allegiance Care Management at (877) 792-7827.


This online portal is specific for State of Montana Benefit Plan Members!  Arthritis@Work has great resources to help you manage arthritis (or any kind) of pain.  Click here to explore the portal!

Allegiance Nurse Health Coaching (NHC)

The Allegiance NHC program offers telephonic coaching to members with chronic low back pain. The Chronic Pain Program is designed to give basic self-awareness of the link between behavior and pain self-management focus areas; provide education on the “Pain Gate” theory and how the 10 focus areas can be applied; and promote self-management by helping you identify areas for focus in managing your pain.  Click here for more information about NHC, or contact Allegiance at (800) 877-1122 or

Premise Montana Health Center 

The Premise Montana Health Center offers a team of health professionals including physicians, nurses, and health coaches to address chronic and acute conditions such as joint and back pain.  The Health Center focuses on preventive health care and includes health coaching and primary care visits related to your condition.  Click here for more information.

Premise Exercise Health Coaches are certified professionals in corrective exercise and can assist with stretches, strength training, form and alignment for lifting and moving objects, workplace ergonomics, and core strength.  You may schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Premise Exercise Health Coach or request an onsite presentation for a group at your department.  Click HERE to make a one-on-one appointment with an exercise coach, or if you are interested in a group presentation for your agency contact  Your back will thank you!  

MyActiveHealth Online Resources

Digital Health Coaching is available on this topic.  Log in to  Click on "Your Health Education" under Digital Coach and find the "Back Pain Management" category.

MyActiveHealth also offers several educational resources. Log in at  Click on Library, then Videos and find the Bones, Joints and Muscles section. Videos include: Back Problems: Proper LiftingExercise to Reduce Back PainSpine Manipulation: Right for Me; and Symptom Check: Back Problem.

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