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.

Degenerative Disc Disease and Disk Dr Waist.

In this week’s blog from Orthomedical India, we shall discuss about Degenerative Disc Disease and Disk Dr WaistDegenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of low back pain, and also one of the most misunderstood. Disc degeneration is a natural part of aging and over time all people will exhibit changes in their discs consistent with a greater or lesser degree of degeneration. However, not all people will develop symptoms. In fact, degenerative disc disease is quite variable in its nature and severity.

The lumbar disc is a unique and well-designed structure in the spine. It is strong enough to resist terrific forces in multiple different planes of motion, yet it is still very mobile. The disc has several functions, including acting as a shock absorber between the vertebral bodies. Generally, the pain associated with degenerative disc disease is thought to stem from two different factors: Inflammation and Abnormal micromotion instability

Most patients with degenerative disc disease will have some underlying chronic low back pain, with intermittent episodes of severe low back pain. The exact cause of these severe episodes of pain is not known, but it has been theorized that it is due to abnormal micro-motion in the degenerated disc that spurs an inflammatory reaction. In an attempt to stabilize the spine and decrease the micro-motion, the body reacts to the disc pain with muscle spasms. The reactive spasms are what make patients feel like their back has “gone out”.

Disk Dr. Waist

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 not only widens and supports lumbar vertebrae but it also forces muscles around the waist to exercise more.

The DiskDr’s patented, vertically expandable columns provide secure mechanical support for the lumbar vertebrae. The air inflated belt acts to provide a butress action between the lower part of the rib cage and a patient’s hip, diverting weight bearing forces away from the lumbar spine and thereby reducing intra discal pressure.

Disk Dr. Waist is recommended for Lower Back Pain, Herniated, Bulging disc, Degenerative disc, Lumbar acute/chronic sprain, Congenital weakness in waist, Low back pain caused by obesity, Spondylolysis, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis, Strenuous jobs requiring heavy lifting or long time driving, Low back pain of physical origin which need traction therapy

Disk Dr. Waist comes in three unique forms for back treatment and back support.

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Spinal stenosis

Dear Readers,

In this week’s newsletter from Orthomedical India,  we will be covering a aspect which is the most common cause of back pain –Spinal Stenosis.  Also, this week’s blog has the discount codes for our selected products as part of our Diwali/ Deepavali offers to our subscribers.

Spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal canal narrows as a result of normal wear-and-tear effects of aging. The most common cause of spinal stenosis is Arthritis. In the spine, arthritis can result as the disk degenerates and loses water content. In children and young adults, disks have high water content. As we get older, our disks begin to dry out and weaken. This problem causes settling, or collapse, of the disk spaces and loss of disk space height.

As the spine settles, two things occur. First, weight is transferred to the facet joints behind the spinal cord. Second, the tunnels that the nerves exit through become smaller. As the facet joints experience increased pressure, they also begin to degenerate and develop arthritis, similar to the hip or knee joint.

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On this joyous occasion of Diwali/ Deepavali. Orthomedical India is glad to announce that, we will be offering a 5% discount on selected products of our company. The discount offer will be effective from 25 October 2013 t 03 November 2013. We hope that our subscribers and customers will make best use of this Diwali / Deepavali offer and take a positive step towards leading a pain free life.

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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.

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.

Avoiding Back Pain – Self-Help Tips

ImageAt www.orthomedical.in, we recently came across an article in MTM which provided self help tips for avoiding back pain for reference purposes. We were surprised to know that 4 out of 5 people experience back pain, making it the fifth most common reason for doctor visits.  The intensity can vary from a constant dull ache to a persistent sharp pain. In severe cases, back pain can be debilitating and surgery may be needed. Many of our patrons have bought our product Disk Dr.WG 30 after they were advised to go in for surgery. But the regular usage of Disk Dr.WG 30 have not only helped them to avoid surgery but also made them free of back pain condition. In fact, 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, which was being manufactured by his friend’s company. 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. After the regular use of WG 30 for 2 years,  he became not only free of lower back and sciatica pain for the first time in 10 years, but herniation changed shape and became smaller.

To provide relief and prevention, self-help tips can be applied to avoid back pain altogether.They are very user-friendly and employ common sense practices that will promote a healthier lifestyle minimizing or eliminating pain, discomfort, and invasive treatments.

Below are some self-help and prevention examples:

1.  Take your wallet out of your back pocket.

2.  Use caution when lifting.

3.  Leave the skinny jeans in the drawer and keep the high heels in the closet.

4.   Adjust your sleeping position.

5.  Increase your exercise to promote strong bones and muscles.

These easy-to-follow self-help and prevention tips can become life-long habits in the quest to avoid back pain.  In most cases, back pain disappears in a few days and should you experience discomfort, trying these self-help tips should decrease pain.

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)