Preventive measures for Back Pain

Dear Readers,

In this week’s newsletter from www.orthomedical.in, lets get to know the care and the preventive measures of back pain in daily routine life which helps reduce backache. We came across this article in http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ and wanted to share this with our readers.

Back pain is the second most common cause of long-term sickness .The most common causes of back pain are strained muscles or ligaments, wear and tear, bad posture and stress.Most of us complain of back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain does not kill but it  tortures. A common myth about back pain is that you need to rest and avoid activity for a long time. In fact, doctors do not recommend bed rest. If you have no sign of a serious cause for your back pain (such as loss of bowel or bladder control, weakness, weight loss, or fever), stay as active as possible.

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EXERCISE TO PREVENT FUTURE BACK PAIN

Through exercise you can:

  • Improve your posture
  • Strengthen your back and improve flexibility
  • Lose weight

Avoid falls, A complete exercise program should include aerobic activity (such as walking, swimming, or riding a stationary bicycle), as well as stretching and strength training.

Begin with light cardiovascular training. Walking, riding a stationary bicycle, and swimming are great examples. These types of aerobic activities can help improve blood flow to your back and promote healing. They also strengthen muscles in your stomach and back.

Stretching and strengthening exercises are important in the long run. Keep in mind that starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. Strengthening your abdominal muscles can ease the stress on your back.

Avoid these exercises during recovery:

  • Jogging
  • Contact sports
  • Racquet sports
  • Golf
  • Dancing
  • Weight lifting
  • Leg lifts when lying on your stomach
  • Sit-ups

TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT FUTURE BACK PAIN

To prevent back pain, learn to lift and bend properly. Follow these tips:

  • If an object is too heavy or awkward, get help.
  • Spread your feet apart to give you a wide base of support.
  • Stand as close as possible to the object you are lifting.
  • Bend at your knees, not at your waist.
  • Tighten your stomach muscles as you lift or lower the object.
  • Hold the object as close to your body as you can.
  • Lift using your leg muscles.
  • As you stand up while holding the object, do not bend forward.
  • Do not twist while you are bending to reach for the object, lifting it up, or carrying it.

 At Orthomedical , our back support and treatment belt WG30  helps to reduce the worst pain.People across the world have been using it  for over 20 years as a preventive measure and alternative for back surgery.

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Other preventive measures for back pain include:

  • Avoid standing for long periods. If you must stand for your work, place a stool by your feet. Alternate resting each foot on the stool.
  • Do not wear high heels. Wear shoes that have cushioned soles when walking.
  • When sitting, especially if using a computer, make sure that your chair has a straight back with an adjustable seat and back, armrests, and a swivel seat.
  • Use a stool under your feet while sitting so that your knees are higher than your hips.
  • Place a small pillow or rolled towel behind your lower back while sitting or driving for long periods.
  • If you drive long distance, stop and walk around every hour. Do not lift heavy objects just after a long ride.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Lose weight.
  • Do exercises to strengthen your abdominal muscles. This will strengthen your core to decrease the risk of further injuries.
  • Learn to relax. Try methods such as yoga, tai chi, or massage.

One of the customers  found WG30 belt as an excellent solution  for his  slipped disc problem.He’s in his sixties and enjoys golf. He wears the Disk Dr. belt as a preventive measures while playing golf and long distance driving without discomfort.He normally uses the belt for six hours every day which provides him relief from pain.

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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.

Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss the features and benefits of our one more flagship product – Disk Dr. Neck We are also joyous to inform all our subscribers that next week Orthomedical India shall be celebrating its anniversary and we are happy to announce a 10% discount on our selected range of premium products. The products that will have this discount applicable are Back Traction and Support Belt WG30, Back Traction and Support Belt WG50 Double, Back Support WG30 LSO, Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck NG-20, Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck CS300 and Knee Pain Relief – Join Max. Look out for our next week’s blog for the discount voucher code!

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. The process is simple: by increasing the intervertebral disc space, pressure applied on the nerve root is relieved, thereby, eliminating pain while assisting active-rehabilitation.

Spinal decompression reveals promising results for the future, and effective management of patients with all types of disc disease and spinal injuries.Traction device – Disk Dr. Neck has patented vertical expansion air pads on the rear. This is a unique mechanism that greatly eases pain and helps patient’s recovery.

Disk Dr. Neck traction therapy – scientifically proven benefits have been identified with only 2 or 3 times of daily use with the appropriate pressure for 30 minutes to 1 hour.If you need the neck system to use only for support, use it with a lower air pressure.

Disk Dr. Neck 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

Clinical Studies

Studies carried out since 1995 by Orthopaedic Surgery Departments at both Inje University Seoul and Sanggye Paik Hospital  show that approximately 85% of patients experienced an improved condition within 3 days of using the Disk Dr. Neck. 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 Pittsburg, USA ( 15 – 18 March, 2002 )

Disk Dr. Neck uses a tubeless design which is machine washable. A Hand Pump with gauge model H/P is included. Disk Dr. Neck comes in a universal size.

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