Herniated Disc – Home Treatment

Dear Readers,

Greetings from Orthomedical !!

In this week’s blog from www.orthomedical.in, we are going to understand about various home treatment which can help relieve symptoms caused by a herniated disc. Home treatment can also strengthen your back, which may help prevent further injury.  We come across this article in http://www.webmd.com/ and wanted to share this with our readers.

The following steps may help to reduce pain:

Relax – Find a comfortable position for rest. Some people are comfortable on the floor or a medium-firm bed with a small pillow under their head and another under their knees. Some people prefer to lie on their side with a pillow between their knees. Don’t stay in one position for too long.

Walk – Take a short walk (10 to 20 minutes) on a level surface (no slopes, hills, or stairs) every 2 to 3 hours. Walk only distances you can manage without pain, especially leg pain.

Take pain medicine if needed, such as acetaminophen or medicines that reduce pain, swelling, and irritation, including ibuprofen or naproxen .These medicines usually work best if you take them on a regular schedule instead of waiting until the pain is severe.

Try heat or ice. Try using a heating pad on a low or medium setting for 15 to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. Try a warm shower in place of one session with the heating pad. Or you can buy single-use heat wraps that last up to 8 hours. You can also try an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes every 2 to 3 hours. You can use an ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a thin towel. There is not strong evidence that either heat or ice will help, but you can try them to see if they help. You may also want to try switching between heat and cold.

Steps to strengthen your back

Exercising may help speed your recovery, prevent reinjury to your back, and reduce the risk of disability from back pain. Other steps that may help keep your back strong and healthy include losing weight if you are overweight, and quitting smoking if you smoke.

Our Back treatment and support product WG 30 is recommended for Herniated Disc.

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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.

Exercise to reduce lower back pain

In this week’s blog from www.orthomedical.in, we are going to share a series of exercise routines you can do to help reduce any lower back pain (occasionally referred to as low back pain), including tension, stiffness and soreness. We came across these set of exercises in NHS (http://www.nhs.uk/) and wanted to share it with our readers. These exercises from physiotherapist and Back Care expert Nick Sinfield help to stretch, strengthen and mobilise the lower back. You are advised to seek medical advice before starting these back pain exercises, and to stop immediately if you feel any pain.
 
Bottom to heels stretch
Stretches and mobilises the spine
 
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Start position: Kneel on all fours, with your knees under hips and hands under shoulders. Don’t over-arch your lower back. Keep your neck long, your shoulders back and don’t lock your elbows.
 
Action: Slowly take your bottom backwards, maintaining the natural curve in the spine. Hold the stretch for one deep breath and return to the starting position.
 
Repeat eight to 10 times.
 
Tips:
  • Avoid sitting back on your heels if you have a knee problem.
  • Ensure correct positioning with the help of a mirror.
  • Only stretch as far as feels comfortable.
Knee rolls
Stretches and mobilises the spine
 
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Start position: Lie on your back. Place a small flat cushion or book under your head. Keep your knees bent and together. Keep your upper body relaxed and your chin gently tucked in.
 
Action: Roll your knees to one side, followed by your pelvis, keeping both shoulders on the floor. Hold the stretch for one deep breath and return to the starting position
 
Repeat eight to 10 times, alternating sides.
 
Tips:
  • Only move as far as feels comfortable.
  • Place a pillow between your knees for comfort.
 
Back extensions
Stretches and mobilises the spine backwards
 
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Start position: Lie on your stomach, and prop yourself on your elbows, lengthening your spine. Keep your shoulders back and neck long.
 
Action: Keeping your neck long, arch your back up by pushing down on your hands. You should feel a gentle stretch in the stomach muscles as you arch backwards. Breathe and hold for five to 10 seconds. Return to the starting position.
 
Repeat eight to 10 times.
 
Tips: 
  • Don’t bend your neck backwards.
  • Keep your hips grounded. 
 
Deep abdominal strengthening
Strengthens the deep supporting muscles around the spine
 
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Start position: Lie on your back. Place a small, flat cushion or book under your head. Bend your knees and keep your feet straight and hip-width apart. Keep your upper body relaxed and your chin gently tucked in.
 
Action: As you breathe out, draw up the muscles of your pelvis and lower abdominals, as though you were doing up an imaginary zip along your stomach. Hold this gentle contraction while breathing from your abdomen for five to 10 breaths and relax.
 
Repeat five times.
 
Tips:
  • This is a slow, gentle tightening of the lower abdominal region. Don’t pull these muscles in using more than 25% of your maximum strength.
  • Make sure you don’t tense up through the neck, shoulders or legs.
 
Pelvic tilts
Stretches and strengthens the lower back
 
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Start position: Lie on your back. Place a small, flat cushion or book under your head. Bend your knees and keep your feet straight and hip-width apart. Keep your upper body relaxed and your chin gently tucked in.
 
Action: Gently flatten your low back into the floor and contract your stomach muscles. Now tilt your pelvis towards your heels until you feel a gentle arch in your lower back, feeling your back muscles contracting and return to the starting position. 
 
Repeat 10 to 15 times, tilting your pelvis back and forth in a slow rocking motion.
 
Tips:
  • Keep your deep abdominals working throughout.
  • Don’t press down through the neck, shoulders or feet.
ModificationPlace one hand on your stomach and the other under your lower back to feel the correct muscles working.

Testimonials

In this week’s newsletter, we have put together some of the testimonials which we have received from our clients across the world who have used our flagship product, Disk Dr.WG 30 belt. We are hoping that the feedback from our customers who have used our products will help people to know more details about our product, Disk Dr.WG 30

I’ve found a lot of pain relief when wearing the Disk Dr. belt, sometimes more than other times. If I’m not wearing it I’m usually in a lot of pain.Over the past 20+ years I have tried loads of belts and supports, been to physios and osteopaths seen my G.P. lots of times, done loads of exercise, with little help or improvements in pain or mobility, but the Disk Dr. WG30 has really helped with the pain unlike anything else. I have tried other belts before, but I was so desperate to get some pain relief that I took the chance, and am so glad I did. It has really helped me with the pain, being in bad pain is so depressing and Disk Dr. has helped me. I would give the Disk Dr. 9.5 out of 10. Thanks it is a really great product, and am so glad I got it – 

 A user from London, UK

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The Disk Dr. WG30 belt has made a significant contribution to my mom’s rate of recovery. She is using it and it’s helping. I just spoke with her. Thank you very much  – 

A user from Kerala, India

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I find my Disk Dr. belt excellent for a number of reasons as I have had two discs removed following sporting injuries in the past and now I suffer from discs slipping / moving periodically. I’m in my sixties but still enjoy golf. I find that I can wear the Disk Dr. belt as a preventative measure when playing golf and long distance driving without discomfort or loss of turn movement. When I have pain I fit the belt and leave it in place for up to six hours. I find that the insertion of air actually causes the back to stretch and I can feel  the discs separate which allows spinal cord to move away from the disks and relief the pain. – 

A user from London, UK

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I am really satisfied with the Disk Dr. belt I have received from your site. I started gaining good pain relief and so I started recommending it to people I know who were suffering from back pain. The person who recommended this belt to me, told me that he gained 100% relief after approximately 3 months of use. I am really impressed with the engineering behind this belt as it does really do wonders. Thank you very much for your customer support, great service! – 

A user from Dubai, UAE

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It’s now been 8 month I used Disk Dr. WG30 every day 6 hours, now I use it on and off as needed. I am very impressed with Disk Dr. belt and recommended it to a few of my friends. The development of the belt really helped me recover much faster. I am very happy with this product. Many  thanks – 

A user from  Greenford, UK

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I received the WG30 today, very quick. I now have it on and it feels good so hopefully it will do some good. Thank you very much for your quick service. – 

A user from  Delhi, India

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Outstanding really friendly and helpful. I received more information than I was expecting. Would recommend to other back pain sufferers. – 

A user from  Kent, UK

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Disk Dr. WG30 is a great product  – best one I could find on the internet – 

A user from  London, UK

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My back kills when I`ve got to drive long distances I have to make sure I stop and walk around. But now with Disk Dr. I can drive non stop. Excellent –  

A user from Pune, India

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Very impressed with Disk Dr. I was expecting standard delivery but it arrived next day. Thank you – 

A user from London, UK

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Your service is over and above what can normally be expected from most companies these days. I am most grateful – 

A user from County Down, London

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As an ageing golfer, my WG30 back support has given me a new lease of life for which I am extremely grateful. I wear it during my round and find it extremely light, it’s not restrictive and also lifts the pressure on my back in a way no previous support has done. Many thanks – 

A user from Alicante, Spain

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I bought the belt Disk Dr. for a friend whom I work with abroad. He says it’s brilliant, an excellent product – 

A user from Northumberland, UK

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I am very satisfied with the Disk Dr. belt, it is really helping me – 

A user from UAE/France

 

Back Pain and Sleep

Dear Readers,

In this week’s newsletter from Orthomedical.in, we will focus on back pain and sleep. Back pain affects you or a family member and you might despair of ever getting a good night’s sleep. We came across this article in webmd and wanted to share it with our readers. Pain can disturb the sleep that your family needs, night after night. But experts say that with proper treatment, the chances are very good that you or your loved one can get relief from back pain and enjoy normal sleep. Below, find out about lifestyle tips for better sleep.

  • Choose a comfortable mattress and pillow. You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a mattress. Studies show that a medium-firm mattress is best for most people. The key is to use whatever is comfortable for you. If your mattress is too firm, you can add an egg crate mattress pad. Pillows come in all shapes and sizes. Find the one that’s right for you.
  • Sleep in a comfortable position, although try not to sleep on your stomach. It can cause you to arch your back. Bending backwards often aggravates chronic back pain. To break the habit, wear a sleep shirt with a pocket in front and put a tennis ball in it. For most people, the best position is to lie on your side in a fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you prefer to lie on your back, put a pillow under your knees.
  • Establish a bedtime routine. Try to go to bed at the same time each night. Follow a routine, such as setting the alarm, putting on your pajamas, and brushing your teeth. Do not read, work, or watch TV in bed.
  • Minimize stress. Stress is the major cause of insomnia. It is also associated with chronic back pain.
  • Limit or eliminate caffeine. Even moderate caffeine use can cause insomnia and sleep disturbances.
  • Avoid eating heavily before bedtime. A heavy meal can cause acid reflux (heartburn) and keep you awake.
  • Don’t self-medicate with alcohol. It’s worth restating that alcohol impairs the quality of sleep.
  • Do some soothing exercises. Try relaxation techniques and ask your health provider or physical therapist about helpful exercises that you can do to help your back before going to bed.
While the best way to get a good night’s sleep is to get rid of chronic back pain, this is not always possible. Other factors such as stress, anxiety, and depression that affect sleep and pain might also need attention and treatment. Many people put up with pain, when in fact most back pain can be helped and treated successfully. Don’t give up on finding a treatment that can work for you.

Part 2 – Exercises for taking care of your back

In this blog from www.orthomedical.in, we provide you the second part of the pictorial representation of a set of exercises which offers back pain suffers the chance to take care of their backs while keeping in shape. These exercises offers anyone with an achy back the chance to exercise in the comfort of their homes.These exercises are extracted from Back Care – The charity for Healthier Backs, who is Orthomedical UK’s partner. Individual exercises will be featured in our twitter & facebook feeds this week. So, please do follow us.

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Feedback from customers who have used Disk Dr.WG 30, Back Support and Treatment Belt

This week, we have put together some of the testimonials which we have received from our clients across the world who have used our flagship product, Disk Dr.WG 30 belt. We are hoping that the feedback from our customers who have used our products will help people to know more details about our product, Disk Dr.WG 30

I’ve found a lot of pain relief when wearing the Disk Dr. belt, sometimes more than other times. If I’m not wearing it I’m usually in a lot of pain. Over the past 20+ years I have tried loads of belts and supports, been to physios and osteopaths seen my G.P. lots of times, done loads of exercise, with little help or improvements in pain or mobility, but the Disk Dr. WG30 has really helped with the pain unlike anything else. I have tried other belts before, but I was so desperate to get some pain relief that I took the chance, and am so glad I did. It has really helped me with the pain, being in bad pain is so depressing and Disk Dr. has helped me. I would give the Disk Dr. 9.5 out of 10. Thanks it is a really great product, and am so glad I got it – A user from London, UK

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The Disk Dr. WG30 belt has made a significant contribution to my mom’s rate of recovery. She is using it and it’s helping. I just spoke with her. Thank you very much  – A user from Kerala, India

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I find my Disk Dr. belt excellent for a number of reasons as I have had two discs removed following sporting injuries in the past and now I suffer from discs slipping / moving periodically. I’m in my sixties but still enjoy golf. I find that I can wear the Disk Dr. belt as a preventative measure when playing golf and long distance driving without discomfort or loss of turn movement. When I have pain I fit the belt and leave it in place for up to six hours. I find that the insertion of air actually causes the back to stretch and I can feel  the discs separate which allows spinal cord to move away from the disks and relief the pain.  A user from London, UK

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I am really satisfied with the Disk Dr. belt I have received from your site. I started gaining good pain relief and so I started recommending it to people I know who were suffering from back pain. The person who recommended this belt to me, told me that he gained 100% relief after approximately 3 months of use. I am really impressed with the engineering behind this belt as it does really do wonders. Thank you very much for your customer support, great service! – A user from Dubai, UAE

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It’s now been 8 month I used Disk Dr. WG30 every day 6 hours, now I use it on and off as needed. I am very impressed with Disk Dr. belt and recommended it to a few of my friends. The development of the belt really helped me recover much faster. I am very happy with this product. Many  thanks – A user from  Greenford, UK

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I received the WG30 today, very quick. I now have it on and it feels good so hopefully it will do some good. Thank you very much for your quick service. – A user from  Delhi, India

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Outstanding really friendly and helpful. I received more information than I was expecting. Would recommend to other back pain sufferers. – A user from  Kent, UK

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Disk Dr. WG30 is a great product  – best one I could find on the internet – A user from  London, UK

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My back kills when I`ve got to drive long distances I have to make sure I stop and walk around. But now with Disk Dr. I can drive non stop. Excellent –  A user from Pune, India

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Very impressed with Disk Dr. I was expecting standard delivery but it arrived next day. Thank you – A user from London, UK

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Your service is over and above what can normally be expected from most companies these days. I am most grateful – A user from County Down, London

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As an ageing golfer, my WG30 back support has given me a new lease of life for which I am extremely grateful. I wear it during my round and find it extremely light, it’s not restrictive and also lifts the pressure on my back in a way no previous support has done. Many thanks – A user from Alicante, Spain

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I bought the belt Disk Dr. for a friend whom I work with abroad. He says it’s brilliant, an excellent product – A user from Northumberland, UK

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I am very satisfied with the Disk Dr. belt, it is really helping me – A user from UAE/France

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)