Herniated Disc – Home Treatment

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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

 

Vertical Air Pressure technology for treating back pain

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Vertical Air Pressure technology ( VAP)

In this week’s blog, we focus on a unique technology that makes our products one of the most effective products in the world for treating back pain.

Vertical Air Pressure technology ( VAP) is a unique technology which delivers high air pressure only vertically, therefore protecting lumbar vertebrate against gravity. This unique and patented Technology sets our products apart from all other ambulatory supports. This creates traction as the brace is inflated. This action increases the intervertebral disc space, decreases axial loading, and the pressure applied on the nerve root is relieved. Pain is reduced while assisting active rehabilitation

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Vertically expandable air pressure can give traction power ( around 50 kg) that can lift the upper body of a mature adult.

The VAP technology enables traction among vertebrate even with such pressure as low as 15 PSI. The powerful pneumatic pillars raise the back, producing intervertebral spaces of an average of 3mm sufficient enough to maintain herniated vertebral spaces. The product is inflated to produce traction in the vertebral column and thus ease lumbago, effectively treating herniated intervertebral discs and degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. This help to get over lower back pain  without any surgical operation. If the operation in inevitable it cannot be helped. But it is recommended that back pain patients give Disk Dr.WG 30Disk Dr.WG 50 a try to overcome lumbago before opting for an operation. Disk Dr.WG 30 offers a comfortable feel of wear which ensures unrestricted freedom of activities as well as long time use. The users can enjoy comfortable wear in daily life, going to work, doing house work, going on travel, engaging in sports or enjoying hobbies.

Back support & treatment belt Disk Dr.WG30 facts

In this week’s blog from orthomedical.in, we shall discuss 20 unique facts about Disk Dr.WG 30 which has made this belt one of the most effective product for treatment of back pain in the world. This belt has the unique distinction of using the VAP ( Vertical Air pressure ) technology for the first time in the world. This exclusive VAP technology of Disk Dr.WG 30WG 50 streches the spine, treating disk hernia, degenerative stenosis and lumbar muscle pain.

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In addition to this, other unique facts about the belt is given below.

  1. Strong medical magnet of 1600 Gauss quickly removes lower back pain
  2. Ergonomically designed air cells designed to fit the natural curvature of the lumbar spin
  3. Simple to use, allows self-treatment, active rehabilitation
  4. Air holes inserted to optimize aeration flow. 100% cotton inner lining. Machine washable
  5. Provides continuous therapeutic relief from lumbar intervertebral disc herniation
  6. Can be worn and used for over 12 hours per session depends on patients medical conditions
  7. Deodorizes and kills bacteria (99.9% deodorization after 18 hours)
  8. Disk Dr. Won the Gold Medal in the medical category at the INPEX SHOW
  9. Disk Dr’s RMS ( Reinforcing Muscular Strengthening) system effectively gives the muscles around the spine traction and pressure. When wearing the Disk Dr. , the muscles around the spine are continually supported which helps to reinforce the back muscles.
  10. ISO13485 Certification by SGS in England (International Quality System Medical Devices)
  11. FDA ER  No.9611754 in USA
  12. Patent No.142202 in Korea, Patent No.2911437 in Japan
  13. Patent No.5980560 in USA, Patent No.128635 in China
  14. Four permanent magnets placed within waist area of the belt removes pain.
  15. WG 30 is available in USA on Medicare and other major insurance
  16. Not only widens & supports lumbar vertebrae but also forces muscles around the waist to exercise more
  17. One-year warranty against manufacturing defects
  18. Unique & patented air-traction design sets WG 30 apart. Other belts solely restrict movement of lumbar spine
  19. Allows high degree of mobility thereby helping sportsmen and people with active lifestyle
  20. Because Disk Dr. is thin even when worn inside clothing it is not noticeable. All day to day normal activities can be conducted while wearing Disk Dr.
Disk Dr is easy to wear without much regard to time and place. The users of Disk Dr. can enjoy therapy during working exercising or studying.
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Herniated Disc & Traction Theraphy

In this week’s blog from www.orthomedical.in, we are going to understand about Herniated disc and how traction theraphy can be used to treat this condition. Human body consists of 33 vertebrae and fibrous cartilage intervertebral discs. Intervertebral disc consists of annulus fibrosus (approximately 1 cm thick) and nucleus pulposus (jelly-like substance, 88% is water). These alleviate the load and impulse of upper body. Herniated disc is the disease that annulus fibrosus of intervertebral disc is deformed by continuous pressure or improper body posture, and therefore, nucleus pulposus comes out of its original position and suppresses the spinal canal or nerve so that patients feel pain in their waist, legs and thigh etc.

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What is traction therapy?
Traction therapy reduces the pressure in the lumbar vertebrae, putting back protruded nucleus pulposus in its original position. In other words, it is a physical therapy that bilaterally pulls upper and lower part of the body and widens the interval between lumbar or cervical vertebrae.

Obstruction in treatment
Herniated disc needs time to recover naturally, however, there is always a load of upper body to the lumbar vertebrae so that “the herniated disc” easily recurs despite of treatment.

What if continuous traction therapy is possible?
If continuous treatment is possible to reduce the pressure in the lumbar vertebrae, the herniated disc is instead an easy disease to treat. Disk Dr. is the device that makes continuous treatment possible. Disk Dr. has the same effect as the traction therapy you can receive in the hospital. Moreover, it makes continuous treatment possible during everyday life while hospital treatment is only temporary. Also through the ambulatory traction therapy, you can obtain effects of correcting posture and enhancing the physical strength around the intervertebral disc.

Traction Principal of Disk Dr.
Using air pressure, Disk Dr. lifts the upper body so that it drastically alleviates the pressure in intervertebral disc and reduces the pressure in nerves. Reduction of pressure makes protruded cartilage substance (annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus), which is the fundamental cause of the pain, return to its original position. Proper pressure to lift the upper body enables continuous traction treatment. Besides, in order to continue traction treatment during everyday life, Disk Dr. is manufactured slimly to fit in with human body. No one would notice it, and you can still keep on your everyday and leisure life with no inconvenience.

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4 exercises to banish your back pain

A number of our subscribers had requested for exercises which would help them to banish their back pain. We came across few exercises in Reader’s Digest and have presented them here. This is for reference purposes only and should be carried out only under careful supervision. In case the pain is severe, Disk Dr.WG 30 can provide back support and treatment. Following a stretching routine can keep tendons, ligaments, and joints limber and help relieve muscle tension and arthritis pain. The following stretches target the postural muscles to help relieve muscle pain, and improve your range of motion.

Knee Hug
Target: lower back


Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Exhale as you use your abs and hips to pull your knees toward your chest. Place your arms behind your knees with your palms on your elbows. Use your arms to pull your knees closer to your chest. Hold for two to three seconds, then release your legs, lowering your feet slowly to the floor. Repeat.

To increase this stretch, raise your chin to your knees as you hug your knees to your chest.

Cobra (Press Ups)
Target: abs and lower back

Lie facedown on the floor with your hands near your shoulders, palms against the floor. Exhale as you start to straighten your arms to raise your upper body, keeping your elbows tucked close to your sides. Keep your hips and lower body relaxed and on the floor. Stop when you begin to feel a stretch in your lower back or waist. Hold for two seconds before lowering yourself to the original position. Repeat.

Side Twist
Target: entire side-muscle groups, from outer thighs and hips to upper back

Lie on your back, your arms out to the sides, your knees bent, and your feet flat on the floor. Exhale as you lower both legs slowly to the left, keeping your knees together and bent. With your left hand, gently press down on your right leg until you feel a strong stretch along your right side. Inhale as you raise your legs toward center. Repeat for two to four reps, then switch sides.

To intensify this stretch, bring your upper leg slightly forward as you lower your legs to the side.

Cat’s Back
Target: upper and lower back and spine

Rest on your hands and knees, keeping your back flat. Exhale as you curl your back upward and lower your head until you’re looking at your abdomen. Hold for a moment. Inhale as you lower your back slowly until it is arced as far as comfortable, raising your head so you’re looking up toward the ceiling. Repeat.