- Stretch. Stretching is important because sometimes the pain comes from the muscles themselves. As we get older, our muscles tend to stiffen up more. When a stiff muscle is suddenly asked to work, it can cause pain. If the muscle is gently stretched, it becomes more ready to work. Stretch gently, without bouncing. If you are not used to stretching, start by holding a stretch for a short time. Gradually build up to roughly 30-second stretches. Continue reading
We regularly get unsolicited calls, letters and emails from patients who have tried and love our DDS Decompression Belts. Here are some comments from recent users: Continue reading
Cynthia Smith, MD, Medical associate for content development in the medical education division of the American College of Physicians, along with Patrick Alguire, MD, found that, after studying a 38-year old man with complaints of low back pain, with such a vague set of symptoms, imaging tests like radiography, computer tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) likely would not prove beneficial and may expose him to unnecessarily to radiation and the anxiety of findings that are clinically insignificant. Continue reading
According to a recent study presented at the North American Spine Institute, and published in the Spine Journal, the more obese a person is the more likely he or she is to suffer from lower back pain. However, this risk can be diminished through moderate levels of activity. Continue reading
We spend approximately a third of our lives lying in bed. Therefore, we should take extra care in choosing a correct mattress. So, which one is right for you?
Dr. Jeffrey Katz, professor of medicine and orthopedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, recently noted that there wasn’t a lot of research done on this topic.
Disc Disease Solutions introduced the first Spinal Air Decompression Brace almost 10 years ago. One of the many differences between our brace and other braces is in our Vertical Air Pressure Technology. Continue reading
– About 2% of the US workforce receives compensation for back injuries annually.
Major depression is thought to be four times greater in people with chronic back pain than in the general population (Sullivan, Reesor, Mikail & Fisher, 1992).
*Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis Continue reading
Spinal Stenosis is a type of degenerative disease where there is a loss of moisture in the disc primarily due to aging. Continue reading
* Herniation of Intervertebral Disc
We all have discs that act as cushions between our spinal bones. These discs are made up of an outer annulus fibrosus, which surrounds the inner nucleus pulposus.
Geoffrey S. from San Jose, Ca recently asked Men’s Fitness: “My back is always hurting from sitting at my desk all day. I know I shouldn’t slouch, but is there something else I can do to protect my back?” Continue reading
We just received two unsolicited letters in the mail from our fellow DDS Decompression Belt users. Continue reading