IDD Therapy® Overview

What is IDD Therapy®?

Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy® is an advanced computer-controlled spinal physiotherapy treatment.  IDD Therapy® was developed by a multi-disciplinary team for the treatment of back and neck pain conditions.   

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. 

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

How does IDD Therapy® work?

We applied the latest computer technology to the understandings 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® is administered in cycles.  Cycling from active tension and stretching through oscillation, into a rest cycle using blue light therapy, enables the Accu-SPINA® to deliver a result that is not possible using manual therapy or traction. 

What does it feel like?

During a treatment, you may feel a little heat or a little movement of the table, but generally it is a pleasant and relaxing experience.  After the first few treatments, the slight stretching and movement during treatment may leave you with some muscle soreness. As with a new exercise regimen, this soreness will subside after subsequent treatments.  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 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®.


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