Life can sometimes throw us curveballs. Julian, a fit and active 60-year-old, discovered this while on a holiday where he experienced his first episode of low back and sciatic pain. Diagnosed with a degenerative disc problem, he was plunged into a world of debilitating discomfort, severely hindering his daily activities and lifestyle.
Before the onset of his pain, Julian was an avid golfer, regularly playing four times a week. In addition to golf, his active lifestyle included attending Pilates and circuit classes five times a week, swimming regularly, and enjoying his time gardening. However, his painful condition put all of these activities on hold. “I couldn’t participate in any of these activities,” Julian shares.
Upon returning to the UK, Julian sought help from his GP, who referred him to a consultant. He received medication and physiotherapy, but even after seven months, the excruciating pain persisted. He was in need of a solution that could truly make a difference. That’s when he discovered Sussex Back Pain Clinic in Hove, known for their specialisation in treating sciatica without surgery, using a treatment system called IDD Therapy.
IDD Therapy works by gently decompressing the spine and discs, reducing the pressure on the sciatic nerve. It’s a painless procedure with fewer risks than surgery, offering patients a chance to return to their favourite activities within a few weeks.
After an in-depth consultation and examination with Clinic Director and sciatica expert, Steve Morris, it was determined that Julian’s symptoms were likely due to a disc prolapse affecting his sciatic nerve. This was confirmed with an MRI scan.
Embracing the promise of IDD Therapy, Julian embarked on his treatment journey, keen to regain his lost lifestyle. The gradual progress he began noticing four weeks into his treatment was a promising start, and a huge relief after months of stagnation.
Julian recalls, “I was able to walk longer distances without pain.” His active life, that once seemed a distant memory, gradually returned to him. After completing his IDD treatment in January 2019, Julian continues to improve, with his quality of life significantly restored.
“I am back to playing golf, playing with our grandchildren, and swimming. I am now pain-free,” says a satisfied Julian. Reflecting on his experience with IDD Therapy, he adds, “I was very impressed with the professional care I received from Steve and his staff at the Sussex Back Pain Clinic. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this treatment to anyone who is suffering with sciatica.”
Clinic Director Steve Morris shares the joy of Julian’s progress, “Julian had suffered for a long time and was extremely worried that he would never be able to return to a full, active, pain-free life. With IDD Therapy and rehabilitation, we were able to reduce his disc bulge and get him completely symptom-free within a 6-week period, so he can enjoy his retirement fully.”
If sciatica is keeping you from the life you love, it’s time to take the first step towards relief. Book an IDD Therapy Assessment with Steve Morris or one of his IDD team at the Sussex Back Pain Clinic. Call us on 01273 201866. It’s your turn to reclaim your life, just as Julian did.
Remember, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Start your journey towards a pain-free life today with IDD Therapy.