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.

SCIATICA AND DISK DR

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India we shall discuss Sciatica and Disk Dr. based on inputs from Web MD. Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from the lower back down the back of each leg. Common symptoms of sciatica include pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting, burning or tingling down the leg, weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg or foot, a constant pain on one side of the rear, a shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up. Sciatica usually affects only one side of the lower body. Often, the pain extends from the lower back all the way through the back of the thigh and down through the leg. Depending on where the sciatic nerve is affected, the pain may also extend to the foot or toes.

The sciatic nerve is the largest and longest nerve in the body. It originates in the lower spine, branches into the pelvis, then travels through the buttocks, down the back of the legs and branches into the lower legs and feet. Sciatic pain occurs when there is pressure on, or damage to, the sciatic nerve.The most common cause of sciatica is disc prolapse (also known as disc herniation or slipped disc). This occurs when one of the soft, gel-filled discs between the vertebrae of the spine bulges or ruptures, compressing and/or irritating the sciatic nerve.

What Causes Sciatica?

Sciatica is caused by irritation of the root(s) of the lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. Additional common causes of sciatica include Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back),Degenerative disc disease (breakdown of discs, which act as cushions between the vertebrae), Spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebra slips forward over another one)

While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. This irritation of nerves as a result of an abnormal intervertebral disc is referred to as radiculopathy. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes of sciatica include irritation of the nerve from adjacent bone, tumors, muscle, internal bleeding, infections, injury, and other causes. Sometimes sciatica can occur because of irritation of the sciatic nerve during pregnancy

DISK DR AND SCIATICA

Sciatica is an expression of symptoms due to degenerating discs and irritation of lower lumbar and lumbosacral spine. It is not an independent health condition in itself. Disk Dr. not only cures these lower back pain conditions, it also helps to treat Sciatica, which is a caused due to a range of lower back medical conditions.

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Disk Dr. WG30 back treatment and back support belt is recommended for lower back pain relief, herniated disc, sciatica, spinal decompression. Disk Dr. 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. Disk Dr. Waist WG30 Belt System provides advantages over all existing lumbar support belts.

Recommended for: Lower Back Pain, Herniated Disc , Bulging Disc , Degenerative Disc , Sciatica , Spinal Stenosis , Spondylolisthesis , Spinal Decompression , Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Lumbar acute / chronic pain, Herniated disc patients before / after spine surgery, Strenuous jobs requiring heavy lifting and bending, prevention, Congenital weakness in the waist extended sitting, long distance driving, Those who are engaged in sports or occupations that need to use waist a lot, Low back pain caused by obesity, Low back pain of physical origin which needs traction therapy

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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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.

18 pointers to wage your war to stop back pain

This week, we present 18 pointers which will help you to wage your war to stop back pain 

  1. Roughly 8 out of 10 people suffer from back pain at some point during their lives.
  2. Women more prone to posture and back problems because of toting heavy purses, going through pregnancy, or giving one-hip rides to kids
  3. Calcium is key for strong bones
  4. Vitamin K helps calcium deposit in the bones, making them denser.
  5. Vitamin K found in broccoli, spinach, and other dark leafy greens.
  6. The stronger your bones, the stronger your whole body—and the lower your chances of an injury that could cause back pain.
  7. If purse or briefcase tips the scales at more than 10% of your weight, it’s too heavy to carry.
  8. Carry a right model purse with a long strap that lets you position it across your chest like a messenger bag.
  9. Can’t part with your shorter-strapped purse? Switch shoulders every 20 minutes.
  10. While sleeping a harder bed may not be better for your back
  11. People who sleep on softer beds report less lower-back pain than those who sleep on harder ones
  12. Pillows – Yours shouldn’t raise your head out of alignment with your spine.
  13. Pillows – If you’re a back sleeper, your chin shouldn’t press into your chest.
  14. Pillows – If you’re a side sleeper, it shouldn’t curve up toward your shoulder.
  15. Tighten your abs as having strong core muscles can help protect your back from injury
  16. Sitting at a desk for eight (or more) hours a day can really do harm on your back
  17. Aim for good posture – sit with your back against your chair both feet flat on the floor
  18. Try using a stability ball as your desk chair

Healthy Back Diet – 18 pointers

When people think about ways to manage back pain, nutrition is not the first thing that comes to mind. But what you eat impacts your back health. In this week’s newsletter, we present 18 pointers on the Diet which is required for Health Back for reference purposes.

  1. Nourishing your body with  foods that reduce inflammation can make your back feel better
  2. Foods high in saturated fats, trans fats, simple sugars and white flour trigger inflammation
  3. Inflammation triggered through a complex series of biochemical and hormonal processes
  4. Unchecked inflammation runs rampant through your body, causing all kinds of problems — including arthritis (an inflammation of your joints) and, believe it or not, low back pain.
  5. Cut back significantly on Red meat, Highly processed foods, White bread, white pasta, white rice, Whole-fat dairy, Sugary drinks and snacks, Fried foods
  6. Increase intake of anti-inflammatory foods
  7. Eat antioxidant-rich foods, lean protein, whole grains and heart-healthy fat
  8. Centre diet around vegetables, whole grains, olive oil, beans, nuts, legumes, seeds, fruits, herbs and spices.
  9. Aim for two to three three-ounce servings of omega-3-rich fish a week. Tuna and salmon are good sources.
  10. Limit meats and sweets to once per week.
  11. Drink red wine (one four-ounce glass a day or every other day) it’s rich in heart-healthy antioxidants.
  12. Banking enough calcium early in life helps prevent osteoporosis-Excessive weakness and brittleness of bones
  13. Women require should get 1,200 to 1,500 mg of calcium a day, Men need 800 to 1,000 mg
  14. Calcium-fortified foods, include fat-free milk and dairy, calcium-fortified orange juice, whole-grain breads and soy milk
  15. Only 600 mg of calcium can be absorbed at one time. Vitamin D helps in calcium absorption
  16. Proper hydration is key for every single process our body performs — from digesting food to fighting off disease
  17. The bones of your spine have cushions, or discs, between them. These discs are partly made up of a jelly-like substance, which is 90 percent water.
  18. Downing glass after glass of water can’t stave off all disc problems but can make sure the body has a steady stream of fluid coming in may help keep that cushioning intact.

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