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.
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.
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 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.