SCIATICA AND DISK DR

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India we shall discuss Sciatica and Disk Dr. based on inputs from Web MD. Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Common symptoms of sciatica include pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting, burning or tingling down the leg, weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot, a constant pain on one side of the rear, a shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It originates in the lower spine, branches into the pelvis, then travels through the buttocks, down the back of the legs and branches into the lower legs and feet. Sciatic pain occurs when there is pressure on, or damage to, the sciatic nerve.The most common cause of sciatica is disc prolapse (also known as disc herniation or slipped disc). This occurs when one of the soft, gel-filled discs between the vertebrae of the spine bulges or ruptures, compressing and/or irritating the sciatic nerve.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Additional common causes of sciatica include Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back),Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae), Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)

While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes of sciatica include irritation of the nerve from adjacent bone, tumors, muscle, internal bleeding, infections, injury, and other causes. Sometimes sciatica can occur because of irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy

DISK DR AND SCIATICA

Sciatica is an expression of symptoms due to degenerating discs and irritation of lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. It is not an independent health condition in itself. Disk Dr. not only cures these lower back pain conditions, it also helps to treat Sciatica, which is a caused due to a range of lower back medical conditions.

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Disk Dr. WG30 back treatment and back support belt is recommended for lower back pain relief, herniated disc, sciatica, spinal decompression. Disk Dr. 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. Disk Dr. Waist WG30 Belt System provides advantages over all existing lumbar support belts.

Recommended for: Lower Back Pain, Herniated Disc , Bulging Disc , Degenerative Disc , Sciatica , Spinal Stenosis , Spondylolisthesis , Spinal Decompression , Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Lumbar acute / chronic pain, Herniated disc patients before / after spine surgery, Strenuous jobs requiring heavy lifting and bending, prevention, Congenital weakness in the waist extended sitting, long distance driving, Those who are engaged in sports or occupations that need to use waist a lot, Low back pain caused by obesity, Low back pain of physical origin which needs traction therapy

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NECK PAIN AND NECK PAIN BELTS

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss Neck pain and neck pain belts, based on inputs from American Chiropractic Association. The most common form of neck pain is posterior neck pain or pain in the back of the neck. This region is responsible for the support and movement of the head. According to American Chiropractic Association, ” any type of injury or a disorder to the posterior neck can cause severe pain”

Neck has a complicated biomechanics. It supports the head, moves the head in various planes and carries the spinal cord and the spinal nerves from the brain to the lumbosacral region enclosed in a sheath in the spinal canal of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral group of vertebrae. The potential structures that can give rise to pain in the posterior part of neck are the skeletal structures, muscles, nerve roots as they come out of the spinal cords, referred pain from retropharyngeal region – lying just anterior to the cervical vertebrae, temporomandibular joints etc.

The common causes of posterior neck pain are

Bad posture –While working for long hours on computers, when the screen is at a lower level than the eye requiring flexing the neck.

Sleeping in incorrect posture – while lying flat, a very thin soft pillow should be used to just enough support the neck, while on sides, the height of the pillow should be enough to prevent lateral flexion or extension of the neck and should fill the hollow above the lower shoulder.

Acute injuries – Whiplash injury – car accidents, road traffic injuries, joy rides in parks causing neck jerks etc. 

Rheumatoid arthritis – Referred pain from inflamed temporomandibular joint, stylohyoid ligaments can give rise to referred pain to the posterior neck region.

 Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck NG-20


Disk Dr. neck traction device recommended for neck pain relief, herniated cervical disc, neck traction therapy, neck treatment, radiculopathy. Disk Dr. Neck is a ambulatory traction device which helps to reduce intra-discal pressure by relieving neck pain and assisting patient recovery using innovative expansion system

Recommended For Neck pain relief, Herniated, Bulging Disc, Degenerative cervical discs,Radiculopathy (nerve pain) in arms, Spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, Cervical Pain of physical origin which needs traction therapy, Patients suffering from the after effects of car accidents

Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck CS300


Disk Dr. Neck CS300 is a revolutionary approach in treating neck pain. Disk Dr. is available in USA on Medicare and other major insurance. Recommended for: Neck pain relief, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative discs, Nerve impingement, Herniated, bulging discs, Decompression, radiculopathy, Spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis.

Disk Dr. Neck is light and easy to use, ambulatory traction collar helps to reduce pressure within the cervical spine using an innovative longitudinal expansion system. The expandable Cervical Traction Collar (rear section), along with the Fixed Chin Collar (front section), reduces disc pressure within the cervical spine effectively eliminating pain.

 

BACK PAIN AND BACK PAIN BELTS

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss about Back pain and back pain belts. Back pain affects millions of workers every year. Although the majority of cases can be treated by rest, ice and physical therapy within 6 weeks, repetitive motion and heavy lifting may cause continued pain. Many times the only way to relieve back pain is to break bad habits and retrain postural and leg muscles to support your spine. Back supports are devices that give you extra stability when doing tasks that could be harmful to your spinal health. Studies have shown that people who engage in bending, lifting and stooping at work can benefit from the effects of a back belt. People who sit for work for long hours can benefit from back support belts for back pain.

Lifting back braces are made in small and large models. Some involve a tapered belt to allow you to twist, while others restrict twisting motions. Studies by the UCLA School of Public Health and the Annals of Internal Medicine have reported that people suffering from back pain have alleviated symptoms and need to use less medication when they wear lumbar back braces during physical labour. Try on models that cover the length of your lumbar back, from just under the curve of your back down to your hips and pelvis. This is the area that is most at risk for muscular and disc injury due to bending and lifting.

Back Treatment and Support Belt Disk Dr. WG30 Gold


DiskDr. WG30 back treatment and back support belt is recommended for lower back pain relief, herniated disc, sciatica, spinal decompression. Back support belt Disk Dr. is recommended to wear 6 hours a day. Depending on the patient’s medical condition, it can be worn for 12 hours per session. Disk Dr. is available in USA on Medicare and other major insurance.

DiskDr. 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.

BackTraction and Support Belt WG50 Double


DiskDr’s WG50 Double patented, vertically expandable columns provide secure mechanical support for the lumbar vertebrae. The air inflated belt acts to provide a butress action between the lower part of the rib cage and a patient’s hip, diverting weight bearing forces away from the lumbar spine and thereby reducing intra discal pressure.

What is a difference between WG30 and WG50?
All day-to-day activities can be conducted while wearing Disk Dr. WG30.
Disk Dr. WG50 is wider than WG30, so it provides more support and traction, but it’s not comfortable as much as WG30.

Back Support WG30 LSO


Back support Disk Dr. WG30 LSO is most versatile brace of its kind. WG30 LSO ( Lumbar Support Orthotic ) is the solution for patients who cannot tolerate the discomfort of a rigid body jacket yet require similar support. Disk Dr. WG30 LSO recommended for pre and post surgery, providing equal stability as a stiff body jacket. As the patient progresses and requires less support, the detachable rigid panel can be removed. Disk Dr. is available in USA on Medicare and other major insurance.

KNEE PROBLEMS AND KNEE BRACES

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In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India we shall discuss about Knee problems and  knee braces. Different knee problems require different knee braces. Your doctor may suggest one kind of knee brace after knee surgery. Some doctors may choose another kind of knee brace for support instead of surgery for a torn knee ligament. You may also need a knee brace for pain in the front of your knee that isn’t getting better with strengthening and flexibility exercises.

 Pro Action Knee Brace


The Pro-Action Knee Brace is an advanced medical device used to increase the knee stability due to a ACL/DCL deficient. It is also recommended for low to medium impact sports. Indications for use are; Knee instability due to anterior and/or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) deficient and to restrict the range of motion after reconstructive surgery.

 ROM Knee Brace
ROM Knee Brace for post – operative immobilisation or ROM control, injured or operated collateral and /or cruciate ligaments. Its excellent collateral stabilisation via long side-bars prevents valgus or varus deviation. The brace also prevents hyperextension and limit ROM by adjustable dial lock hinges.  Indications for use are Post – operative immobilisation or ROM control, Injured or operated collateral and/or cruciate ligaments.

 Tri Panel Knee Splint

Tri Panel knee Splint  brace is recommended for Post – operative immobilisation, pre – operative immobilisation due to pain, patella dislocation, conservative treatment of ligament injury, acute anterior knee pain. It is a three piece design for precise fit having removable medial, lateral and posterior stays. It is Comfortable to wear, washable, skin friendly terry towelling cloth material. The splint has Velcro® straps with loop closures for simple fitting.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Disk Dr Waist

In this week’s  blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss Degenerative Disc Disease based on information from spinehealth and Disk Dr. Waist.Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain, and also one of the most misunderstood. Disc degeneration is a natural part of aging and over time all people will exhibit changes in their discs consistent with a greater or lesser degree of degeneration. However, not all people will develop symptoms. In fact, degenerative disc disease is quite variable in its nature and severity.

The lumbar disc is a unique and well-designed structure in the spine. It is strong enough to resist terrific forces in multiple different planes of motion, yet it is still very mobile. The disc has several functions, including acting as a shock absorber between the vertebral bodies. Generally, the pain associated with degenerative disc disease is thought to stem from two different factors: Inflammation and Abnormal micromotion instability

Most patients with degenerative disc disease will have some underlying chronic low back pain, with intermittent episodes of severe low back pain. The exact cause of these severe episodes of pain is not known, but it has been theorized that it is due to abnormal micro-motion in the degenerated disc that spurs an inflammatory reaction. In an attempt to stabilize the spine and decrease the micro-motion, the body reacts to the disc pain with muscle spasms. The reactive spasms are what make patients feel like their back has “gone out”.

Disk Dr. Waist

Disk Dr. 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 not only widens and supports lumbar vertebrae but it also forces muscles around the waist to exercise more.

Inline image 1The Disk Dr’s patented, vertically expandable columns provide secure mechanical support for the lumbar vertebrae. The air inflated belt acts to provide a butress action between the lower part of the rib cage and a patient’s hip, diverting weight bearing forces away from the lumbar spine and thereby reducing intra discal pressure.

Disk Dr. Waist is recommended for Lower Back Pain, Herniated, Bulging disc, Degenerative disc, Lumbar acute/chronic sprain, Congenital weakness in waist, Low back pain caused by obesity, Spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, Strenuous jobs requiring heavy lifting or long time driving, Low back pain of physical origin which need traction therapy

Disk Dr. Waist comes in three unique forms for back treatment and back support

·         Back Treatment and Support Belt Disk Dr. WG30 Gold

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