IDD therapy is a non-invasive targeted disc treatment used to combat slipped, herniated, bulging or prolapsed discs. These conditions often need more than the conventional treatment offered by osteopathy. Treatment methods typically used in general osteopathy cases include soft tissue massage, stretching movements to improve joint mobility, high velocity thrust technique as well as gentle release techniques.
However, IDD therapy offers a different approach and is an alternative treatment that can be used in place of steroid injections and surgery, both of which can result in some unwanted side effects. IDD therapy could be right for you if:
- You would like to avoid surgery & steroid injections
- You are experiencing chronic neck or back pain
- You have sciatica
- You have slipped, herniated, bulging or prolapsed discs
- You are unable to perform everyday activities
- You are unable to work
- You take medication for pain regularly
- You would like a long-term solution to your condition
What does IDD therapy do?
Short for Intervertebral Differential Dynamics, IDD therapy uses an Accu-SPINA machine to target specific segments of the spine. Pressure is relieved from the nerves and spinal discs by gently stretching tight muscles and stiff ligaments. This decompresses injured or bulging discs, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms allowing it to function more efficiently. Water, oxygen and nutrient-rich fluids are then encouraged to move into the discs allowing them to heal.
Through the use of IDD therapy’s decompression technique and the pressure being relieved from the injured intervertebral discs, patient’s are able to regain mobility and are freed from the pain caused by muscle spasms.
What does a session of IDD therapy entail?
We begin each session by warming the muscles and ligaments with a heat pad, treatment is then performed using the Accu-SPINA machine and then to finish patients undergo a cooling process which calms the treated area. In total a single session lasts one hour.
How many sessions are needed?
The amount of sessions required of IDD treatment varies from patient to patient. To give an accurate answer we would need to assess the patient’s condition during a complimentary consultation. Before we can begin treatment, we require an MRI scan to be sent to us, this gives us a clear presentation of what the patient is experiencing and allows us to put together a suitable plan of action. If you don’t already have MRI scans, we can refer you to have them done.
Enfield Osteopathic Clinic is part of the UK and international network of IDD Therapy Disc Clinics, we are highly qualified practitioners and are passionate about transforming our patient’s physical conditions so they are able to return to a pain-free life that can be enjoyed without restrictions. If you think you may need IDD therapy or would like to find out more information, don’t hesitate to give us a call or book in your free consultation.Leave a reply