Living a life filled with chronic neck pain, pins and needles sensations in the arms, and frequent headaches can feel limiting and isolating. Conditions like degenerative disc disease or joint issues in the neck are common culprits, and while therapies such as osteopathy, chiropractic, or physiotherapy might help, they sometimes fall short of offering lasting relief. At Sussex Back Pain Clinic, we’ve been deploying IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression since 2010, offering a potential solution where others might have failed.
Meet Chris, a 73-year-old from Horsham. He had been enduring continuous pain in the base of his neck and the top of his shoulder for months. His neck had also been growing increasingly stiff over time, a condition he likened to the sensation of sand grinding within the joint. Despite trying painkillers and acupuncture, the pain persisted, and Chris decided to explore IDD Therapy, having seen his wife benefit from it.
Chris shared his experience, saying, “I was in continuous pain in the base of my neck and the top of my shoulder.” His journey towards recovery began with an assessment by Clinical Director, Steve Morris. Despite initially recommending osteopathy and exercise rehabilitation, when Chris’s pain and stiffness returned consistently, it was clear that a different approach was necessary.
As Steve recalls, “We therefore agreed to cease this treatment and start a four-week course of IDD Therapy to mechanically decompress the lower part of his neck to take the pressure off the discs, joints, and muscles in this region.”
Chris’s journey wasn’t without its hurdles, with the COVID-19 pandemic causing a pause in his treatment. Yet, he remained determined. “I had three treatments before lockdown. When the clinic reopened, Steve started the treatment from the beginning – after the fourth treatment, I could start to feel an improvement, and by the end of the 10th treatment, the pain had totally gone.”
Chris’s remarkable recovery isn’t an isolated success story. At his three-month review appointment, he was sleeping much better, and his neck mobility had returned almost to normal, free from stiffness or that troubling crunching noise. When asked about his experience, Chris stated, “I was able to do most things before the treatment, but now I can do them without pain. I found the clinic really professional, and the staff were very friendly. The treatment is amazing, and I would highly recommend it.”
Embracing a life without pain is within reach. If you’re navigating a journey similar to Chris and searching for lasting relief, we’re here to help you.
At the Sussex Back Pain Clinic, our mission is to help you regain control of your life, free from the constraints of chronic discomfort.
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