IDD Therapy can help when manual therapy alone is insufficient to achieve lasting pain relief
It is the fastest growing non-surgical spinal treatment for intervertebral discs, now provided by over 1,000 clinics worldwide.
Is IDD Therapy for you?
It’s suitable for adults of all ages. Perhaps you may have tried other treatments without success and are considering invasive options such as steroid injections or even disc surgery? You should consider IDD Therapy if:
You have chronic back/neck pain or sciatica
You can no longer carry out normal daily activities
You are taking painkillers constantly
You are keen to avoid surgery
You are looking for a long-term solution for pain relief.
Osteopath, Gillian Brown of Harpenden Sports + Spinal says:
We wanted the IDD Therapy treatment because it enables us to help patients who are often stuck. With IDD Therapy, we now have a tool which enables us to do far more for our patients, with the aim to help them avoid going down the surgery route.
Patient of Harpenden Sports + Spinal, John Coleman says:
I have been extremely pleased with my IDD Therepy Disc Treatment. The way it targets the problem areas has significantly improved my back. I felt better after 3 sessions and carried on improving over the 8 sessions to the point that I am now essentially pain free.
How IDD Therapy Works
IDD Therapy uses an Accu SPINA machine to target treatment at specific spinal segments, safely and gently. It works by taking pressure off spinal discs. These may be “bulging” or “herniated” and be pressing on nerves, causing pain.
Many back pain conditions are located at a particular level in the spine. With IDD Therapy, computer-controlled pulling forces gently distract (draw apart) targeted segments of the spine taking pressure off specific discs and nerves. This also gently stretches tight muscles and stiff ligaments.
By decompressing (taking pressure off) an injured or bulging disc and stretching the soft tissues, mobility in the spine can be improved and the body’s natural healing mechanisms can operate more efficiently. This can relieve pain caused by muscle spasm, and alleviate nerve compression and irritation caused by bulging discs.
How long does a treatment last?
We start by warming muscles and ligaments with an advanced FAR infrared heat pad. This takes about 10 minutes. Then there is treatment on the SPINA machine for approximately 25 minutes. Finally, a cooling therapy is used to calm the treated area. In total, each treatment lasts an hour.
How many treatments will I need?
It’s common to use IDD Therapy for conditions that have not responded to other treatments, often long-standing problems that are deep set. For this reason, a 20-treatment programme may be required. Patients will usually have 10 sessions, followed by a further 10. Some patients respond far quicker and will not require so many sessions. That’s why we carefully monitor progress as part of the process.
Do I need an MRI Scan?
Patients often come to us with an MRI scan. This gives us a lot of information about whether IDD Therapy is appropriate and, if so, what areas to target. If you do not have an MRI, we will discuss the options at the initial consultation.
Like to find out more? We offer a free 15-minute consultation to give you an understanding of whether IDD Therapy may be suitable for your specific condition and the treatment options available.
To arrange this, please call on 01582 760444 or use our online appointment form.
About IDD Therapy at Harpenden Sports + Spinal
Harpenden Sports + Spinal is a centre of excellence for treating back pain, an official IDD Therapy Disc Clinic, one of just 33 clinics in the country with this equipment. Patients come to us for IDD Therapy from all over, but especially Harpenden, St Albans and the surrounding areas. The treatment can be used for all types of disc conditions: herniated discs, slipped discs, sciatica, prolapsed discs and bulging discs.
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