We’re thrilled to have taken delivery of new computerised IDD equipment. It will help us offer patients with persistent back and neck pain a modern therapy that has proven results.
What is IDD?
It’s an advanced non-surgical spinal decompression programme known as Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD). It’s used to relieve lower back pain, neck pain and some related conditions including sciatica, and to improve mobility too. It uses state of the art technology to decompress targeted intervertebral discs during what is typically a 25 minute treatment.
How does it work?
IDD therapy allows clinicians to draw apart specific spinal segments where discs are damaged or bulging. In doing so, the treatment can help to relieve irritation and/or compression of the discs and any surrounding nerves (most commonly the sciatic nerve) which may be causing pain and immobility.
IDD is the perfect complement to the work our osteopaths do with their hands. The treatment fits within the overall philosophy of manual therapy in so far as we are helping to create the right environment for the body to heal itself. The IDD Therapy treatment programme is a significant step forward in the way we can treat disc problems.
Who is suitable for IDD therapy?
Patients with persistent back and neck pain that hasn’t responded to manual treatments, particularly problems with the discs such as herniated or slipped discs, may benefit the most from this therapy.
If you’ve had pain in your back or neck for more than three months and it’s having a negative impact on your life, IDD therapy could help you. It’s perfect for patients who need something more than manual treatments to relieve their pain.
It’s suitable for the treatment of conditions including sciatica, facet join disease, degenerative disc disease, and slipped, herniated or bulging discs, in patients of all ages.
A course of treatment on our IDD therapy equipment will require a number of sessions, depending on your condition. IDD will be used as part of your complete care package, and you’ll be given exercises to do at home and possibly need to make some lifestyle changes.
Our Clinical Director Ami Sevi says, “In my 27 years as an osteopath I have always been interested in treating complex conditions – and back pain often presents me with the most challenging cases.
“In the past sometimes we have needed to refer patients with ‘difficult’ back problems such as chronic herniated or ‘slipped’ discs for invasive treatments. The IDD therapy programme gives us a very sophisticated, non-invasive option which enables us to do more for disc patients without the need for injections or surgery.”
Good Health Centre is part of a network of IDD therapy centres across the UK, giving you reassurance that our therapists are skilled in using computerised equipment for IDD treatments.
Read more about the IDD therapy , including what to expect during your treatment, on our website
If you’re suffering from unresolved back pain, neck pain or sciatica, book your IDD therapy appointment now.