“I spent Christmas 2011 lying on the floor… the only way to get relief from the relentless agony” remembers Leighton Batchelor. After six years of debilitating disc and sciatic pain, the 38-year-old kitchen fitter faced back surgery followed by months of recovery time.
However, a leaflet that he was given by a friend about IDD Therapy – a new treatment for slipped discs – gave him hope. He subsequently arranged an assessment appointment and, when assessed as an ideal candidate, he decided to give it a try.
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD), developed in the US, is a safe, gentle and non- invasive treatment with treatment courses taking from four to six weeks. The patient is attached to a machine that gently draws apart and mobilises spinal segments in the neck or low back where the discs are damaged, worn or herniated (bulging).
“Reducing pressure on the troublesome discs, as well as relaxing localised muscle spasm, means patients often quickly experience significant reduction in pain” says osteopath Steve Morris, founder of the Sussex Back Pain Clinic in Brighton and Hove, where Leighton was treated. “Some notice a positive difference from the first session.”
“As soon as the machine started to pull, I could feel this treatment was going to help me” says Leighton from Warnham, West Sussex. “After a few sessions, I cancelled my surgery. After the third session, I was able to stop the painkillers. At six weeks, I could return to work. The difference was incredible”
Four years on he has had no recurrence of his problem.
“Previous to this technology it was not possible to reduce a disc bulge without surgery but we now have the expertise and experience to use this, alongside effective rehabilitative strategies, to achieve great long term results for many patients, like Leighton, who have suffered from months or even years of pain. We have helped them avoid back surgery and have seen them return to an active lifestyle” says Steve Morris.
Established in Hove for over 25 years, the Sussex Back Pain Clinic specialises in the treatment of damaged spinal discs using non-invasive procedures. If you have a problem that has not responded to previous treatment and are concerned that you have to just learn to live with it, get in touch. Call us on 01273 201866 to discuss your condition or to book in for an IDD Therapy Assessment appointment to see if we can help you too.
For more information and to watch our IDD Therapy patient video, go to www.sussexbackpainclinic.co.uk/idd-therapy.
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Author: Steve Morris
As with all medical procedures results vary from person to person and cannot be guaranteed.