Benefits of IDD Therapy
Improved Disc Health
Distracting and mobilising the spine in this way creates ‘negative pressure’ at the site of the targeted disc which promotes the movement of water, oxygen and nutrients into the disc space – all of which are required for improved hydration and repair of the degenerative (worn) disc. (4, 6)
Decompression of Disc
Decompressing (distracting and mobilising) an injured or bulging disc can free the surrounding nerves from pressure or irritation which is causing pain. This may result in a reduction or complete resolution of back, neck pain and sciatica. (2)
Decreased Muscle Spasm
By taking pressure off an injured disc and gently stretching the soft tissues, IDD Therapy encourages the spine to become more mobile and the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently (6). Consequently, the pain caused by muscle spasm can be significantly reduced.
The IDD Therapy treatment machine (SDS Spina) includes a unique oscillation feature capable of mobilising the disc at the point of maximum distraction (stretch).
Moreover, because it uses a gently-progressing pulling force which mimics the natural contraction of a muscle, the muscle remains relaxed and lengthened throughout the slow and consistent stretch without going into spasm.
By gently working the soft tissues, we aim to improve and create freedom of movement in the joint. Combined with some guidance from our physiotherapists, we improve overall mobility.
Over a programme of treatments, an IDD Therapy patient can become gradually more pain-free and with this, comes an increased confidence to move around more and thus, they are able to gain even more mobility.