Julie Steller, Orthotic Technician

October 1, 2010

To: Disc Disease Solutions

I am an Orthotic Technician and have been in the Orthotic and Prosthetic industry for 26 years. I have seen many different types of lumbar supports and have fabricated and adjusted devices myself, for various conditions.
In early September of 2010 the owner of my company left your brochure for the DDS 500 on my workbench and told me to contact DDS and find out the specifics of the device. We had received your brochure before, but now he had a very difficult patient in mind.
The patient had two herniated discs and arthritis and was not responding to other devices. After missing two weeks of work, repeated steroid treatments, muscle relaxers and pain medication the patient was desperate… and the patient was me. I was totally locked up with back spasms and could barely walk.
I called DDS and spoke to Karen who thoroughly explained how the device worked and what to expect. Given the option to return it if I didn’t like it, I figured I had nothing to lose.
When it arrived I put it on and pumped it up. It felt tight like other back supports but the uplifting and uncompressed stretched feeling was great! Then I noticed a change in the sensation in my legs, the tingly feeling was replaced by warmness. When I would let the air out I could actually feel myself lower. It was amazing. Within 2 days I was walking much better, with considerably less pain and finally felt unlocked.
At first I wore it all the time for relief from the pain. Now I wear it only during heavy work or if I feel like I need to be stretched.
I would recommend this device to anyone with back pain. DDS 500 really does what it says it does. Like I previously mentioned I had the option to send it back if I didn’t like it… Now you couldn’t pry it away from me!


Julie Steller