When Sciatica strikes, IDD Therapy gets you back in the saddle

20th May 2016

Back or neck pain affects most people and if you are lucky enough not to have suffered, you probably know someone who has.

What do you do if your pain doesn’t go away or even gets worse? If traditional therapies have not achieved satisfactory results, we can help.

At the Sussex Back Pain Clinic we have spent over 25 years helping patients out of pain and back on the road to recovery. Established in 1990, we specialise in the non-surgical treatment of disc related conditions which often cause painful sciatica or pain running down the arm if there is a problem in the neck.

Using IDD Therapy – targeted spinal decompression – we have helped hundreds of patients avoid invasive surgery, reduce or remove their reliance on painkillers and to get their lives back on track.

Emma Storm is quite typical of the kind of cases that we see at the clinic.

A 48 year old housewife from Horsham, Emma came to see us after suffering for 3 months with terrible sciatica, following a Pilates class. She was beside herself with excruciating pain in her leg that woke her from sleep every 4 hours, only allowed her to sit for a few minutes and made it impossible to be a busy Mum. She loved horse-riding but was thinking that she would never be able to do this again. She had seen a chiropractor for several weeks with no relief and had seen a surgeon, who after subsequent MRI revealed a disc bulge that was trapping the nerve to her leg, advised that she would need surgery. She wasn’t happy with this and so came to see us.

After 6 weeks of gentle and painless spinal distraction with our IDD Therapy unit, along with some rehabilitation exercise she is a very different person.

And this is what she has to say.

Before the treatment the pain I was in was excruciating, far worse than childbirth. I could not put on my own socks and shoes or sleep comfortably at night. I have an 11 year old child, an active life and am a keen rider, but because of the pain could not do all the things I wanted to. I felt that I would never be pain free and able to get back the life that I used to have.”

During and after the treatment the transformation was astonishing, the pain was reduced and my mobility had returned. After the IDD treatment I also did 6 weeks of rehabilitation exercise, by then the stiffness in my back had completely disappeared. 2 weeks after the end of the exercise I was back to riding every day, The long school run was no longer a horrendous thought and I was wearing boots that I hadn’t been able to wear all winter. My advice for anyone considering IDD Therapy and who wants to lead a normal life and function fully is do not hesitate, go for it!”

If you are like Emma or know someone who is, we would like to help. Ring us on 01273 201866 to discuss your condition or to book in for an IDD Therapy Assessment appointment and get started on the road to recovery.

Author: Steve Morris

As with all medical procedures results vary from person to person and cannot be guaranteed.

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