IDD Therapy® Overview

What is IDD Therapy®?

Intervertebral Disc Decompression Therapy is precise, computer-controlled spinal treatment used to “stretch” the space between specific discs to alleviate the pain caused by disc compression.  Compressed discs are the root cause of many issues that affect our bodies: not just the neck and back, but also arms, legs and extremities; issues such as bulging and herniated discs, sciatica and facet syndrome. 

Physicians know this treatment as Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) because the technology uses dynamic energy, applied at differentiating levels of the patient’s spine.  IDD Therapy® was developed and advanced by multi-disciplinary physicians including neurosurgeons for the non-surgical resolution of back and neck pain.

IDD Therapy® is ONLY performed using the Accu-SPINA®, our patented, spinal therapeutic device which utilizes a patented waveform treatment protocol known as oscillation technology. 

A Look Inside: How IDD Therapy® Heals Spinal Structures

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Using IDD Therapy®, your clinician is able to isolate the affected spinal segment.

Gentle, dynamic movements (oscillation) are applied to the targeted area, first mobilizing the joint and reducing muscle spasm.

In the case pictured here, we demonstrate what happens when IDD Therapy® is used to treat a herniated disc.

A herniated disc is when disc material protrudes outside the discwall pinching a nerve or causing pain.

During each IDD Therapy® treatment, the space between the vertebra and disc is being increased, relieving disc compression.

Essential disc fluid, blood and nutrients are drawn in supporting cell regeneration and disc health. Gradually the protrusion can shrink, even disappear.

 

 

With each subsequent session, tissues heal, disc height increases and spinal mobility returns.

As structures improve, good spinal function can be restored and dramatic pain relief experienced.

A Look Inside: How IDD Therapy® Heals Spinal Structures

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Using IDD Therapy®, your clinician is able to isolate the affected spinal segment.

Gentle, dynamic movements (oscillation) are applied to the targeted area, first mobilizing the joint and reducing muscle spasm.

In the case pictured here, we demonstrate what happens when IDD Therapy® is used to treat a herniated disc.

A herniated disc is when disc material protrudes outside the discwall pinching a nerve or causing pain.

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During each IDD Therapy® treatment, the space between the vertebra and disc is being increased, relieving disc compression.

Essential disc fluid, blood and nutrients are drawn in supporting cell regeneration and disc health. Gradually the protrusion can shrink, even disappear.

With each subsequent session, tissues heal, disc height increases and spinal mobility returns.

As structures improve, good spinal function can be restored and dramatic pain relief experienced.

What makes IDD Therapy® so effective?

We applied the latest computer technology to the science of biomechanics to create a treatment which allows clinicians to target individual spinal segments, both lumbar and cervical, to gently create space in the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc.

In technical terms, during the treatment, the intradiscal pressure is reduced from a positive to a negative pressure.  This negative pressure may induce a flow of water, oxygen and nutrients into the vertebral disc area to promote improvement in disc health. 

Using the Accu-SPINA®, IDD Therapy® treatment delivers a highly effective and effortless physical therapy session.  Precise cycling from active to passive tensions enable the Accu-SPINA® to deliver graduating neuromuscular re-education to spinal structures and surrounding tissues while decompressing and rehydrating the disc.

Computer that guides IDD Therapy decompression session

Based on independant clinical studies, the Accu-SPINA® has been proven to deliver a result that is not possible using an ordinary decompression device, traction table or manual therapy. 

What are the goals of treatment?

IDD Therapy is delivered by the Accu-SPINA®, an FDA cleared class II medical device which has three key aims:

Improve the health of the intervertebral disc

Rehabilitate and re-educate supporting soft tissues

Realign spinal structures

What does IDD Therapy® feel like?

IDD Therapy Treatment session patient upright on table

During a treatment, you may feel a slight stretch-like motion or movement of the bed under you, which is often accompanied by a sensation of relief in the region of your pain.  

While some patients do experience immediate improvement after the first session, some may begin to feel their pre-treatment discomfort return or even increase slightly.  This can occur because your spinal structures are unaccustomed to a full range of movements.  

As with a new exercise regimen, the soreness will subside after subsequent treatments and the duration of relief between treatments will last longer and longer- even as you increase physical activity at home.  Learn more about a treatment session. 

How many treatments will it take? 

The number of treatments will be determined by the treating therapist.  The Accu-SPINA® may be used to provide short courses of treatment, though many patients require a series of 20 treatments to achieve the best result. 

A typical treatment session averages 45 minutes to 1 hour with up to 25 minutes treatment time on the Accu-SPINA®.

HEALTH JOURNAL TV

Informative video from a medical journal episode in which doctors and patients talk about their experiences with IDD Therapy.

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Look for this logo to know your provider is
part of the Disc Clinic Network.