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.

ORTHOMEDICAL INDIA OFFERS SPECIAL DISCOUNT VOUCHERS ON ITS ANNIVERSARY

We are joyous to celebrate the anniversary of Orthomedical India this week! On this wonderful occasion we will be offering 10% discount on six selected premium products of our company and the offer will be valid from 5-11 August, 2013.

The six selected products and their discount voucher codes are listed below.

Back Traction and Support Belt WG30                 http://orthomedical.in/back-treatment-and-support-belt-disk-dr-wg30-max-425288

Discount Voucher Code: BWG30

 

Back Traction and Support Belt WG50 Double   http://orthomedical.in/back-traction-and-support-belt-wg50-double-425289

 Discount Voucher Code: BWG50

 Back Support WG30 LSO                                         http://orthomedical.in/back-support-wg30-lso-425341

Discount Voucher Code: BLSO

Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck NG-20   http://orthomedical.in/disk-dr-neck-cs300-neck-traction-therapy-425345

Discount Voucher Code:  NG20

 Neck Traction Therapy Disk Dr. Neck CS300    http://orthomedical.in/disk-dr-neck-cs300-neck-traction-therapy-425345

 Discount Voucher Code: NCS300

Knee Pain Relief – Join Max                                   http://orthomedical.in/knee-pain-relief-join-max-425443

Discount Voucher Code: KJM

In this week’s newsletter we shall share the journey of this initiative called “ORTHOMEDICAL” aimed to help people to lead a pain free happy life.

The founder of Ortho Medical Ltd (UK), Ron, was suffering from back pain since 1999. By the summer of 2008, he was unable to get out of bed. He underwent tests and was diagnosed with herniated discs (MRI August of 2008 L5-S1 9mm, L4-L5 5mm). Having tried different treatments, none of which were effective, he was shocked when the doctors suggested that surgery was the only answer. Lying in a bed for two month, he was unable to get up and was waiting for spine surgery. It was at this moment that he accidentally came across Disk Dr. belt in the internet. Initially, he wasn’t optimistic about the product due to the fact that he had tried 3 different types of belts in the past. However, the Disk Dr. clinical results were so impressive that he decided to try it for himself.

Ron started using the belt in summer of 2008. By March 2009, i.e. within 6 months of usage, it had not only improved his condition but had also made him fit to travel overseas on business trips. Because the Disk Dr. Waist WG30 belt made such a significant difference to his life, he wanted to share this unique, patented, scientifically proven product with other back pain sufferers. Therefore, in 2009, the company Ortho Medical was established to supply the range of Disk Dr. products to the public and medical practitioners.

Ron used Disk Dr. WG30 every day for 2 years. This not only  made him free of lower back and sciatica pain for the first time in 10 years, but herniation changed shape and became smaller.

OrthomedicalIndia is on a mission to bring the best of healthcare devices from round the world to India so as to address growing needs of the people affected with orthopedic disorders. Our website features innovative orthopedic and medical products for pain relief, support, rehabilitation and prevention.  The products showcased in the website have been clinically proven and are patented. Therefore, we tend to stand out from other competitors in the Indian market. We are committed to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the quality and consistency of its products and services.

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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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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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Back Pain and Physiotheraphy

In this week’s edition of our blog, let us examine the structural problems that result in back pain and physiotherapy as an option for back pain treatment. These aspects of back pain were a part of the issues discussed in Medical News Today. Back pain is a very common complaint. According to the Mayo Clinic, USA, approximately 80% of all Americans will have low back pain at least once in their lives. Back pain is a common reason for absence from work, or visiting the doctor’s.

Structural problems – the following structural problems may also result in back pain:

  • Ruptured disks – each vertebra in our spine is cushioned by disks. If the disk ruptures there will be more pressure on a nerve, resulting in back pain.
  • Bulging disks – in much the same way as ruptured disks, a bulging disk can result in more pressure on a nerve.
  • Sciatica – a sharp and shooting pain that travels through the buttock and down the back of the leg, caused by a bulging or herniated disk pressing on a nerve.
  • Arthritis – patients with osteoarthritis commonly experience problems with the joints in the hips, lower back, knees and hands. In some cases spinal stenosis can develop – the space around the spinal cord narrows.
  • Abnormal curvature of the spine – if the spine curves in an unusual way the patient is more likely to experience back pain. An example is scoliosis, when the spine curves to the side.
  • Osteoporosis – bones, including the vertebrae of the spine, become brittle and porous, making compression fractures more likely.

Back pain can also be the result of some everyday activity or poor posture. Examples include:

Bending awkwardly, Pushing something, Pulling something, Carrying something ,Lifting something ,Standing for long periods, Bending down for long periods, Twisting, Coughing, Sneezing, Muscle tension, Over-stretching, Sitting in a hunched position for long periods (e.g. when driving), Long driving sessions without a break (even when not hunched)

Amongst various treatments methods, let us examine the physiotherapy option.

Physical Therapy is the application of heat, ice, ultrasound and electrical stimulation, as well as some muscle-release techniques to the back muscles and soft tissues may help alleviate pain. As the pain subsides the physical therapist may introduce some flexibility and strength exercises for the back and abdominal muscles. Techniques on improving posture may also help. The patient will be encouraged to practice the techniques regularly, even after the pain has gone, to prevent back pain recurrence.

In this context it is worthwhile to mention the benefits of using medical devices, for instance, Disk Dr. Waist WG30Disk Dr. Waist WG30 not only widens   and   supports   lumbar   vertebrae   but   it   also   forces muscles around the waist to exercise more.

Here are some measures that can be adopted in our day to day lives to address back pain.

  • Do not lift and twist at the same time. If something is particularly heavy, see if you can lift it with someone else. While you are lifting keep looking straight ahead, not up nor down, so that the back of your neck is like a continuous straight line from your spine.
  • Moving things – remember that it is better for your back to push things across the floor, rather than pulling them.
  • Shoes – flat shoes place less of a strain on the back.
  • Driving – it is important to have proper support for your back. Make sure the wing mirrors are properly positioned so you do not need to twist. The pedals should be squarely in front of your feet. If you are on a long journey, have plenty of breaks – get out of the car and walk around.
  • Your bed – you should have a mattress that keeps you spine straight, while at the same time supporting the weight of your shoulders and buttocks. Use a pillow, but not one that forces your neck into a steep angle.