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1 Training and Certification for DDS 500 Instructors and Fitters Disc Disease Solutions, IncTraining and Certification for DDS 500 Instructors and Fitters
2 Objectives Comprehend the Purpose of The DDS 500 Disc Disease Solutions, IncObjectivesComprehend the Purpose of The DDS 500Demonstrate Proficiency in the Application of The DDS 500Understand the Features and Functions
3 The DDS 500 Disc Disease Solutions, Inc DDS 500 Ambulatory Spinal-Air DecompressionAir Traction Belt Posterior (Rear) Rigid Panel100% Cotton LiningAir Valve Anterior (Front) Rigid PanelHand Air Pump Also comes with a laundry bag and user manual
4 What is it & How does it work Disc Disease Solutions, IncWhat is it & How does it workThe DDS 500 is thin, lightweight and easy to use; it offers a high degree of mobility,alleviating, treating and preventing back pain. It can be discreetly worn under clothingallowing you to perform daily activities such as driving, walking and standing for longperiods of time, and enabling those with an active lifestyle to work, enjoy sports and otherleisure activities pain-free.It acts to provide traction between the lower part of the rib cage and the upperpart of the hip effectively reducing pressure in the lumbar spine. The verticallyexpandable columns create a virtual support beam providing spinal decompressionfor the lumbar vertebrae successfully eliminating lower back and radiating pain.
5 What is it & How does it work Disc Disease Solutions, IncWhat is it & How does it workBefore TreatmentPain is caused by applied pressure from the herniated or bulging intervertebral disc,or nucleus pulposus.After TreatmentBy increasing the intervertebral space, pressure applied on the nerve root is relievednaturally reducing pain.DDS alleviates pain and assists active-rehabilitation by allowing the intervertebraldisc, or nucleus pulposus, back to its natural position.
6 What is it & How does it work Disc Disease Solutions, IncWhat is it & How does it workSpinal traction is created upon inflation of the belt. The vertical air cell expansionmechanism decreases axial loading while increasing the intervertebral disc space.*The belt will anchor up underneath the rib cage pushing upwards and downagainst the pelvic girdle (hip bones) stretching the torso vertically. This action willreduce pressure within the lumbar spine region significantly reducing pain levels.
7 Fitting & Measuring Disc Disease Solutions, Inc The DDS 500 ranges in 8 different sizes from size small to 5XL, accommodating measurementsfrom 25” to 52” and even up to 58” with the DDS Extension.The most accurate measurements for the DDS 500 will be found around the umbilical/navelregion and NOT the patient’s pant size.Measurements should be taken while the patient is standing unless he/she is in a wheelchair.The following is a chart that includes waist measurements and panels sizes corresponding to belt size:Size Waist Measurement Panel SizeS Inches SM Inches ML Inches MXL Inches M2XL Inches L3XL Inches L4XL Inches XL5XL Inches XL*Larger sizes available – up to 58” with the DDS Extension
8 Disc Disease Solutions, Inc Fitting Procedure1 Deflate the device by turning the Air Valve counterclockwise.Upon complete deflation, turn the Air Valve clockwise until the Valve is fully locked.2 Posterior/Rear Panel - Thread the Belt through the inside of the posterior panel.
9 Fitting Procedure 3 Anterior/Front Panel - Attach the Front Disc Disease Solutions, IncFitting Procedure3 Anterior/Front Panel - Attach the FrontPanel to the SupplementalVelcro Strap.4 Wrap the device around the abdomen with the DDS logo in the center and upright position, attaching first the Primary Velcro Enclosure.It is very important to position the Brace within the concavity of the patient’s lumbar spine so that the brace is sittingabove the patients hip bones and under their rib cage. The Posterior Panel must also be centered with the spinealigned evenly with the patient’s back. Similarly, the Anterior Panel must also fit centered on the patient’s abdomen.
10 Disc Disease Solutions, Inc Fitting Procedure5 Proceed to tightly fasten the Secondary Velcro Strap. The Belt should rest precisely between your hip/pelvic bone and your ribcageImportant : The device should be close-fitting, secure and comfortable.6 Connect the Hand Air Pump to the AirValve. Make sure to connect the airinjection tongs exactly with the AirValve.7 Proceed to use the Hand Air Pump toinflate the belt until the gauge reachesthe green-orange area(10-14 psi) onthe Hand Air Pump indicator.Removing DDS: You MUST release the air completely out of the device before removal.You can do so by unscrewing the Air Valve.
11 Fitting Procedure Disc Disease Solutions, Inc The DDS 500 LSO Brace is designed for both short-term use on patients withacute conditions such as lumbar strain/sprain and for long-term use on patientswith chronic conditions such as lumbar disc bulge, disc herniation, disc protrusion,disc degeneration, lumbar facet syndrome, etc.Duration of use should be commensurate with the duration of pain and discomfort.Suggested wear time is approximately four to five hours per day. It is recommended thatthe brace be worn during the patient’s most challenging times of the day. Patientsmay find optimal results by splitting up the time they use the brace into two or moretime periods, such as by wearing the brace for two or three hours in the morningand two or three hours in the afternoon and/or evening.It is not only possible but recommended that patients use the brace (without thepanels) while doing core strengthening exercises.DDS may be worn directly on your skin or over a thin cotton t-shirt.If allergies persist, consult a physician.
12 Features Disc Disease Solutions, Inc Treatment for bulging and herniated discs. Helps eliminate lower back and radiating painin the hips, thighs, legs and/or feet. Bulging and herniated discs are reduced by elongating theintervertebral spaces in the lumbar spine.Relaxes muscle spasms, muscles cramps, strain and pain.Helps treat degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica and spondylolysis.Helps maintain proper posture. Improper posture places the upper body weight directly onthe discs and causes back pain.Assists individuals with strenuous jobs requiring heavy lifting or long hours of driving.Can be worn discreetly under clothing.Very lightweight, comfortable and allows nearly a full range of motion.Made of highly durable, 100% soft cotton material.Simple to use.
13 Features Disc Disease Solutions, Inc THE DDS 500 is especially unique and effective because of the detachable rigidpanels. The DDS 500 offers a solution for patients who cannot tolerate the discomfortof a rigid body jacket yet require similar support. It is exceptionally valuable for preand post surgery, providing with equal stability as a stiff body jacket without thediscomfort.As the patient progresses and requires less support, the detachable rigid panels canbe removed to create a semi-rigid support with one or no support panels. It easilyconverts to a soft LSO and provides greater flexibility.
14 Contraindications Precautions Disc Disease Solutions, Inc 1 Patients with any of the following health conditionsshould notify their physicians before administering DDS:• abdominal or chest compression• cardiovascular diseases: uncontrolled hypertension,aortic aneurysm, congestive heart failure• cerebrovascular diseases• major spinal surgery• severe osteoporosis• tumor near lumbar region2 Do not use if pregnant.Precautions1 Do not exceed 15 psi while inflating DDS with the Hand AirPump.2 Handle with care; dropping the Hand Air Pump can result inmalfunction.3 Do not place sharp objects hear the DDS Belt.4 Shut the air valve tightly before machine wash. Water mustnot enter the Device.
15 Washing Disc Disease Solutions, Inc 1 Deflate device completely and turn the air release nozzlecounterclockwise to shut tightly. Water MUST NOT enter thedevice.2 Place DDS in the included mesh laundry bag to prevent damage.3 Use neutral detergent and select a light cycle.4 Air dry in the shade. Only use when completely dry.
16 Summary & Review Disc Disease Solutions, Inc 1. Where are the most accurate measurements taken on the patient?2. When should the brace be worn? And for how long?3. Which two body parts should the DDS 500 fit between?3. Can the brace be worn without the panels?4. Is the DDS 500 designed for short-term use or long-term use?
17 Summary & Review Locate all parts of the DDS 500 Disc Disease Solutions, IncSummary & ReviewLocate all parts of the DDS 5001. DDS Belt2. Air Valve3. Anterior Panel4. Posterior Panel5. Hand Air Pump