Another non-invasive physiotherapy regime called IDD Therapy is available to promote improvement in disc health, rehabilitate soft tissues and realign spinal structures. It is a proven treatment for the relief of lower back pain. With a significant success rate, thousands of patients have experienced dramatic pain relief and healing.
IDD Therapy was developed in North America and it’s basically a modern version of the traditional traction treatments (of which I’ve had many) but the traditional treatment used to cause pain and muscle spasm due to the abrupt pulling force of the machines and weights used.
The strength and comfortable delivery of the force applied by IDD Therapy helps to release tightness and increase flexibility in the soft tissues enabling the targeted vertebra to be drawn apart safely.
Negative pressure promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated pressure differential promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic core of the intervertebral disc).
The force is controlled by a computer and consists of a high force that is held for one minute followed by a low force held for 30 seconds. The change allows the soft tissue to relax and prevent guarding so that the treatment may continue.
An MRI is required before treatment to help identify the level in the spine that is most likely to be the origin of the pain.
After the problems I had with the traditional traction which left me with complete numbness to my left calf, it’s nice to read things have changed for the better.