IDD Therapy is a treatment tool which decompresses and mobilises targeted spinal segments using computer controlled pulling forces to restore function and enable the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently. Patients are connected to a SPINA machine via ergonomic harnesses.
A waist harness acts like a pair of hands to grip the pelvis which is connected to a strap and a motor. A pulling force is applied at a specific angle to focus the pulling force at a desired level. It does this in a very controlled manner and has been shown to be able to open the space between two vertebrae.
This treatment is the latest most effective non-invasive treatment for disc degeneration or slipped discs.
Slipped, herniated or disc bulges or protrusions usually occur at the bottom of lumbar spine at L4/L5 or L5/S1. These discs are the ‘shock absorbers’ at the bottom of the spine and support most of your upper body weight (which is two thirds of your total weight) and, by virtue of this fact, are also the most likely levels to be affected by degenerative disc disease as well. Equally the discs at the bottom of your neck (much smaller than those below) which offer most support to your head are also equally the ones most likely to have similar related conditions at C4/C5 or C5/C6 or C6/C7.
A treatment lasts for 25 to 26 minutes with 13 cycles where the joint space is opened and this creates pressure changes to draw fluid and nutrients in the disc space.
The movement and pressure change may also help to retract a bulging disc taking pressure off nerves.
There is also a mobilisation component and combined with the pulling force, soft tissues are gently stretched and worked to help free movement in the joint. A gentle stretch also relieves muscle spasm which can lock joints.
So gently releasing tension can help with spinal mobility.
- I had surgery on back seven years ago and seen physiotherapists, Chripractors, had acupuncture and exhausted all possibilities. I have just completed the IDD programme and it has been a life changing experieince and I am now finally pain free. Andy Beaumont, Flixtin. South Manchester
- I elected to have IDD instead of surgery as I felt there much less risk involved. After 11.5 years of continuous back pain I am now pain free and according to my family I am a much happier person!! IDD therapy meant that I could carry working and it was gentle and non-invasive. Hannah Gibbs, Anslow, Burton-on-Trent
- I retired as a nurse because of my lower back pain and I was told my only options were long term management through painkillers or surgery and I did not want to go down that route. I read about IDD Therapy and pleased to say that I am almost finally pain free. Sue Brown, Buxton
- I have been in pain free for 20 nyears and it has ruled my life. It was so bad that sometimes I would collapse in the street and painkillers just did no help. Now I forget that In have pain and the odd bit I do have is easlily manageable and I feel I have a whole new lease of life. Rob Singleton, Buxton
- A trip the local osteopath would ussually sort me out but over the last eigjhteen months my lower back pain would just not go away leaving surgery as the only option. After IDD the pain level has now dropped from a 6-7/10 to 1/10 and now I do not feel as if I have to manage or protect my lower back at all while I do my plumbing Andrew Elliott, Bakewell