Difference between General spinal braces & Disk Dr. belt

Back Support and Treatment

The solution to your back problem

Disk Dr. products are completely different from existing general spinal braces.

Disk Dr. is not an ordinary belt (device).

  • Disk Dr. Waist WG30 belt system provides advantages over all existing lumbar support belts.
  • Disk Dr. belt is simple to use, allows self-treatment, active rehabilitation, recommended to use 5-6 hours a day, for best results can be worn and used for over 12 hours per session depends on patients medical conditions.
  • The belt should be fastened around the waist fairly snug, however not too tight. Do not squeeze the muscles around the waist.
  • General spinal braces squeeze muscles around the waist, so it can not be worn for long period of time, usually 2-3 hours.
  • Disk Dr. belt not only widens and supports lumbar vertebrae, but also forces muscles around the waist to exercise more, boosts muscular strength around the waist.
  • Four permanent magnets are placed within the waist area of the Disk Dr. Waist. The strong medical magnet of 1600 Gauss quickly removes lower back pain.
  • Ergonomically designed air cells designed to fit the natural curvature of the lumbar spine, Disk Dr. provides continuous therapeutic relief from lumbar intervertebral disc herniation.
  • Air holes inserted to optimize the aeration flow. 100% cotton inner lining. Machine washable.
  • Deodorizes and kills bacteria (99.9% deodorization after 18 hours)
  • Clinical studies have been carried out at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital by Professors Byungjik Kim and Shinwoo Park and their teams.
  • Disk Dr. Won the Gold Medal in the medical category at the INPEX SHOW, one of the most authoritative exhibitions for new inventions, held in Pittsburgh (15-18 March 2002)

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Having Back Surgery

Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Having Back Surgery

At www.orthomedical.in, we recently came across an article in spine-health.com which gave a brief over view of the questions which a person needs to ask if he or she is planning to go for a back surgery. Taking the India context into consideration, we have compiled this list of questions along with our inputs that you can print up and take with you to your consultation.

Questions before you decide to have the surgery

  • What type of surgery are you recommending? Why?
  • What is the source of the pain that is being addressed? How do you know this?
  • Please explain the procedure – at a very high level/with some detail/in great detail. The amount of information depends on your personal preference – some want to know everything, some not so much!
  • What are my non-surgical options? If there any back treatment systems which I can use.

For example,  in India, orthomedical.in has a product called Disk Dr.WG 30 which is clinically proven to treat back pain and is US FDA approved.
  • What is the natural course of my condition if it is not surgically addressed?
  • How long will the surgery take?
  • What are side effects, potential risks and complications?
  • Do I need to donate my own blood? If yes, why? For most types of back surgery, blood does not need to be donated ahead of time.
  • Do you perform the whole procedure? Will any students/other surgeons be doing any parts of the operation? If yes, who are they and what are their qualifications? Some surgeons only do a small part of the operation, others do the whole thing. If another surgeon is required, e.g. a vascular surgeon, their role is important and it would be good to know their qualifications..
  • Who else will assist you in the operation? What is their background and qualifications?
  • What are the long-term consequences of the proposed procedure? E.g. will the operation ever need to be re-done? If it is a fusion, will it lead to degeneration at other levels of the spine?)

Questions about the surgeon

  • How many times have you done this procedure? In general, when it comes to surgery “practice makes perfect”, so more is better. (However, if the doctor is recommending something that is not often done, such as multi-level fusions, more would not necessarily be better.)
  • Are you board eligible or board certified? You can usually look on the wall and see a certificate.
  • Are you fellowship trained in spine surgery? This is more important if the surgery is a fusion, artificial disc replacement, or other more extensive procedure.
  • If I want to get a second opinion, who would you recommend?(Someone not in the same practice)
  • Can I talk to other patients who have had a similar procedure?

Any defensiveness on the part of the surgeon when you ask these types of questions may be a red flag. A surgeon with good results and appropriate qualifications will not be threatened by these types of questions and will respect your attention to these matters.

Questions about what to expect after the surgery

  • What kind of pain should I expect after the surgery and for how long?
  • How long is the hospital stay?
  • Which pain medications will I be sent home with? What are possible side effects of these prescriptions? E.g. Constipation, drowsiness, etc.
  • Will you know before the surgery if I will need a backbrace afterwards? If so, will I be fitted for one before the surgery?
  • Who can I call if I have questions after the surgery? What is the process for communication?
  • How often will I see you after my surgery?
  • What symptoms would warrant a call to your office?
  • What symptoms would warrant immediate medical attention?
  • What limitations will I have after surgery and for how long?
  • How long will I be out of work? School?
  • What kind of help will I need when I return home?
  • When can I drive again?
  • When can I resume normal (light) household chores?
  • What expectations do you have for my recovery?
  • How soon after the surgery can I start physical therapy?

Preventing Lower Back Pain

At the orthomedical.in, we recently came across an article in Health living and wellness page of Helium website which mentioned ways to prevent lower back pain. It mentioned that lower Back pain can arise from different structures in the region due to various causes. When people are affected from this condition, it usually prevents them from engaging in normal day to day activities and will restrict their productive lifestyle.

The pain associated with the lower back can derive from bones, joints, ligaments, cartilages as well as muscles. The pain can vary from mild to severe depending on the underlying cause. The occurrence of pain would in most instances associate with unaccustomed activities such as lifting a heavy weight or activities needing unusual posture. Certain back pains will be long term and would be associated with age related degeneration of bones and cartilages as well as abnormal long term postures.

Following are several suggestions to prevent such back pains from occurring,

1. Sit straight

When you sit on a chair, make use of a chair with either straight back or lower back support. Always sit straight and do not lean forward. It is possible to pull your chair forward rather than you leaning your self.

2. Sleep on a firm mattress

An overly softer mattress can create abnormal angels due to the body parts sinking into the mattress. A firm mattress can prevent this from happening and will support the body parts with same intensity. The researchers are of the opinion that the best position to take up when sleeping is lying on the side with knees bent.

3. Adopt proper positioning before lifting heavy weights

When you lift heavy objects, do not bend from your back but rather bend down from your knees. This will relieve the back from bearing most of the stress in the process of lifting.

4. Warm up before engaging in sports activities and exercises.

5. Stand straight

When standing for a longer duration, it is recommended to bend the knee and keep the foot in a slightly higher position than the other. The foot should be alternated every 5 – 10 minutes.

6. Wear low heels

7. Take adequate nutrition

8. Reduce your weight if you are over weight

9. Practice relaxation techniques and reduce your stressors

If these steps can be accommodated, the lower back pain can be prevented in most of the instances. Once the lower back pain sets in, it should be treated adequately to prevent a more lasting effect. Rest, cold or heat compressions, massaging, pain relievers can be used in relieving the symptoms.

Preventing Lower Back Pain - Disk Dr.WG 30

Our product, Disk Dr.WG 30, has been clinically proven to solve you lower back pain problems. It  is a unique back traction device, completely different from existing waist protectors. The Disk Dr. features a unique air pocket expansion system that helps combine both effective treatment and the relief of pain by helping to reduce pressure within the lumbar vertebrae. Disk Dr. Waist WG30 not only widens and supports lumbar vertebrae but it also forces muscles around the waist to exercise more

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Fight back pain

Solution for back pain

WG 30 from Orthomedical.in provides solutions for Back pain

I recently came across an excellent article in Times of India regarding ways to fight back pain. I have reproduced the article below.

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among people of all classes, affecting both men and women. Earlier the vanguard for old age, back pain has now become a major cause for concern for the late 20’s to 40’s age group. Back pain affects any of the 26 bones connected by muscles, ligaments and discs that constitute the spine.

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among people of all classes, affecting both men and women. Earlier the vanguard for old age, back pain has now become a major cause for concern for the late 20’s to 40’s age group. Back pain affects any of the 26 bones connected by muscles, ligaments and discs that constitute the spine.

Back pain is mainly of three types. When the soft tissues in the spinal column get stressed due to poor posture, it is called Postural Syndrome. When the fluid nucleus in the disc gets pushed out of the normal position, or ‘slipped disc’, the other tissues come under tremendous pressure. This is called Derangement Syndrome. Dysfunction Syndrome is the shortening of the muscles, joints, ligaments and other soft tissues resulting in limited movement and sporadic back pain.

Dr Kaushal Malhan, Joint Replacement Surgeon says, “75 per cent to 80 per cent patients today complain of severe back pain due to poor posture. The changes in occupation, a more sedentary lifestyle, long hours of sitting in offices, minimal exercising are the chief reasons for this ailment. 80 per cent to 90 per cent of the cases involve the overuse of the back.” Not surprisingly, office-goers form the bulk of those afflicted. Shalini Chhutani, 24, a bank employee, says “I have been suffering from back pain for the last three months.” She agrees that this could be a lifestyle problem.

In addition to this, the weakening of the core muscle group that comprises Transverse Abdominus (TA) and the Multifidus, lessens the stability of the back. “The TA is the deepest layer of muscle in the abdomen and takes maximum weight strain off the spine. When you strengthen this core group, backache reduces,” says Dr Crystal, Physiotherapist.

But help is at hand. Most doctors agree that most back pain can be cured by some simple exercises and precautions, along with some clinical guidance. Walking, hip-rolls, stretching help a great deal. Pilates, the choice of stars like Madonna and Melanie Griffith strengthens the abdominal muscles and the spine. “It helps you connect with the muscles close to your spine”, says Madhuri Ruia, health expert.

The benefits of a good diet cannot be overlooked. She says, “Calcium and magnesium are key minerals in the strengthening of the bone. Fish, grains, pumpkin, til seeds (sesame) and leafy vegetables are a good source of these. Drinking a lot of water and having a balanced diet go a long way in preventing backache. Naini Setalvad, nutrition expert recommends vitamin D3 and Vitamin C, calcium and phosphate to strengthen the spine. “Ragi or nachni, sesame seeds, dried figs, beet and prunes are all good for the back.”

Not to be forgotten, yoga has proven its worth innumerable times. Lal Chhutani, a 67-year-old man, says, “I have been doing yoga since the past 3-4 years. Also, walking for an hour daily and eating meals at the right time helps a lot.” Currently, surgeries like the minimally invasive surgery, spine fusion and navigation are recommended by doctors for severe cases of back pain. However, the pros and cons of these surgeries need to be considered. Apart from these, simple stretching exercises can help