Who can IDD Therapy help?
Most patients we see for IDD Therapy typically have chronic back pain, neck pain, leg pain or arm pain, usually with an underlying disc problem. By “chronic” we mean they have been experiencing pain for more than three months.
They may be suffering from a deep ache in the back or neck, which restricts movement, caused by degenerative changes in the disc or facet joints or shooting pains down the arm or leg, caused by a disc bulge pressing on and trapping a nerve as it exits the spine. The most common nerve pain addressed by the therapy is Sciatica (nerve pain which travels down the sciatic nerve through the buttocks and legs and sometimes into the foot causing pins and needles or numbness). Similarly, a trapped nerve in the neck will cause similar symptoms in the arm and hand.
When pain is not resolving and manual therapy is not working, IDD Therapy helps to bridge the treatment gap. Rather than live in pain, or consider pain management, spinal injections or in extreme cases surgery, patients can undergo non-invasive, effective treatment.
Treatment is suitable for people of all ages including patients who have already undergone spinal surgery (provided there is no metal/surgical hardware in the spine).
How IDD Therapy works
Safe, gentle and effective, IDD Therapy uses computer-controlled technology to distract (draw apart) and reduce the strain on specific spinal segments in either the lower back or neck where discs are worn, damaged or bulging.
This progressive and comprehensive treatment decreases your pain and achieves long term healing by:
- Releasing pressure on discs and trapped nerves
- Relaxing muscle spasm – the cause of most low back pain
- Rehydrating and improving the healing of your discs
- Taking the strain off spinal structures
- Improving spinal mobility