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Can IDD Therapy Help Keep The Back Surgeon At Bay?

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For those of you who have been long-suffering from the effects of debilitating persistent back pain, neck pain or sciatica, and having tried all the treatments & injections your doctor can think of, to the point where they now seem adamant your last hope is to go under the knife to get that herniated disc repaired.

There may be one last hope to avoid the invasive treatment, IDD Therapy.

A new category of treatment has emerged in the UK which has given physiotherapists a better way to help patients.  Now we hear you cry, what in the world is IDD Therapy?

We wouldn’t be surprised in the least that you haven’t heard of IDD Therapy, as although it has been present in the USA for over twenty years, it has only reached UK shores in just over the last decade.

‘Intervertebral Differential Dynamics” or IDD Therapy spinal decompression enables clinicians to provide non-invasive and non-surgical care for patients who need something more for their pain.

For a long time, physiotherapists have used a variety of mechanical and manual traction techniques to address back pain.  However, success was limited and mechanical traction, in particular, was deemed obsolete.

Thankfully those days are now long gone and there has come a new technological breakthrough along the same lines but a lot more advanced and scientifically accurate in repairing those bulging discs.

IDD Therapy is the fastest-growing non-surgical spinal treatment for intervertebral discs with over 1,000 clinics worldwide and 34 clinics across the UK since its arrival a decade ago.

Safe, gentle and non-invasive, IDD Therapy helps patients who need something more for their pain, when manual therapy alone is insufficient to achieve lasting pain relief.

One such clinic we discovered, and to our surprise the only one in the whole of Kent is the Wealden Osteopaths and Spine Centre, founded by James Pickering, an honours graduate of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Kent, the practice operates in one of my favourite idyllic Kent villages Goudhurst in West Kent – employing well-qualified, registered osteopaths such as Laura and Elizabeth

I decided to take a visit to Kent’s first specialist Disc Clinic to find out exactly how revolutionary this treatment is.

Greeted by Mr Pickering, James tells me of his training in osteopathy and osteopathic medicine and gives me a talk-through of how the procedure takes place once you have had an MRI confirming the exact issue causing the pain you are suffering with.

The 6-week IDD Therapy Programme is designed to help you out of pain and back to your normal routine – for the long term.

The structured programme of regular treatments targets the root of your bulging, prolapsed, herniated or ‘slipped’ disc problem so that symptoms don’t return.

James went on to tell me “We use our hands to correct imbalances and steer the patient towards ideal health. With a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology, we examine and treat patients holistically, while looking for their problem’s root cause.”

“We treat the person, not the symptoms. Every treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual patient, using a variety of techniques, including cranial osteopathy.”

Fortunately, I don’t have to endure the pain of many backs, neck and shoulder sufferers out there but if I did I would not hesitate at looking into getting my pain treated with IDD Therapy as the results are speaking for themselves.

If you want to find out more you can check out the IDD Therapy website here where you’ll be able to find the closest local centre to you.