Spinal Decompression (IDD THERAPY)
What is IDD Therapy?
IDD Therapy treatment is a computer directed form of rehabilitation. IDD stands for Intervertebral Differential Dynamics, a non surgical medical protocol for the effective treatment of painful back syndromes including disc herniations, bulges, spinal stenosis and arthritis. Developed and studied by neurosurgeons and orthopedists, the treatment method has evolved into a comprehensive disc therapy approach capable of reducing pain and preventing surgery with a very high success rate. Time off work or in recovery is minimal, and resolution of symptoms can be long lasting. A new study published in 2008 showed that patients had significantly improved pain and disability scores at end of treatment, at 30 days and at 180 days post-discharge. Clinical studies and thousands of back pain patients have validated the success of using this protocol as we have helped hundreds of patients avoid spinal surgery.
Low back pain has become one of the most significant medical problems in today’s world. The statistics on the magnitude of the problem are overwhelming, and the number of chronic back cases continues to grow each day. In fact, low back pain that is related to work is the most common complaint presented to primary care physicians and workers compensation. NSSD can relieve the pain associated with herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome and radicular (nerve root) pain of the low back and neck. Patients can avoid the merry- go-round of drugs and non-specific treatments that lead to years of debilitating pain and further spinal degeneration.
Bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, pinched nerves, sciatica, and arm pain or leg pain can often be attributed to your spine asserting pressure on your discs. Poor posture, bad body mechanics, repetitive stress and acute injury can cause your vertebrae to compress your discs or to slip out of alignment which then applies pressure to your discs.
Compressed discs lead to two major problems: a bulge or herniation pressing on a nerve; and brittleness of the disc. The problem is often perpetuated because the compressed disc restricts the flow of nutrients to itself which is needed to heal.
How Does This Therapy Work?
IDD Therapy utilizes the application of distraction forces to spinal structures in a an extremely precise and graduated manner. Distraction is offset with cycles of relaxation. This technique has been shown to prevent muscle spasm and patient guarding during treatment. Degenerative discs can be effectively treated with IDD because repeated sessions promote the diffusion of water oxygen and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby naturally rehydrating and rehabilitating the discs. In the case of disc herniation, negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc leading to relief of pain. multiple treatment sessions on the machine are required to achieve optimal results; healing benefits have been clinically shown to persist long after treatment ends. We have been performing IDD in the Morris County area for over 15 years treating thousands of patients with excellent results. Since each patient must be screened to determine if they are a good candidate for this procedure we offer a complimentary consultation where we review your records, MRI’s and other tests. We can then determine if this therapy can help you.
Spinal Decompression cannot be performed on patients who have had spinal fusions with metal plates and screws, patients who are pregnant, have severe osteoporosis, cancer of the spine, infections of the spine or disc, and who are extremely obese.
Benefits And Positive Results
Here in my office we offer a proven therapy. It’s called non-surgical spinal decompression, and with it I am able to treat conditions that were originally thought to be cured only by surgery. We have successfully treated bulging discs, herniated discs sciatica, spinal stenosis, chronic neck and low back pain and facet syndrome.
I am excited to see some of the most wonderful results and changes in my patients’ lives with this treatment. So many times I meet patients who state that they have no hope or the only treatment that is available to them is surgery. They are depressed and have no options. In fact, after a combination of spinal decompression and other rehabilitation therapies, most patients are back to normal in no time at all.
What are the common causes of back pain?
Overexertion and Strenuous Movement
The cause for up to 80% of low back pain is attributed to over use, repeated or strenuous use of our muscles. This can occur from occupational, sports, recreational or simply everyday use of our back muscles and vertebral joints. When muscles work harder or longer than they should, it causes strain or sprain, which is the cause of most low back pain. Obviously the severity and duration of back pain differs widely, leading to different diagnoses and prognoses for full or partial recovery.
Injury And Accidents
Injuries and accidents are a leading cause of back pain. An accident is an occurrence that is unforeseen. We fail to prevent them, hence we call them accidents. Again, accidents and injuries can occur during the activities mentioned above. Or from a vehicle accident or work related activity. Lumped into this category are any and all activities in which an accident may arise to produce injury and back pain.
Age And Gender
Other than the obvious, there is little to distinguish age as a risk factor, rather the factors listed above serve as the common denominators among back pain sufferers. Up to age 60 the risk is the same for both men and women. However, after that, there is a higher risk among women to suffer back pain due largely to Osteoporosis, which affects more woman than men.
Health Status And Dietary Factors
The status of your body in terms of strength, immune system and an overall healthy state of being is a factor affecting the incidence of back pain. Any condition that reduces your ability to exercise and increase your strength is a factor leading to higher incidence for back problems.
Such conditions as cardiac, respiratory or obesity puts you at higher risk. Those with poor family health history and who maintain poor health and dietary habits or ingest more toxins as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, refined sugars, etc., are at higher risk. Smokers are at a higher risk of back pain than non-smokers.
What Do We Offer?
We offer a complementary consultation including a thorough review of your MRI's and X-rays (worth $250.00). During the consultation we will review your case history and determine if you are a candidate for this procedure taking into account and contraindications you might have. You will be encouraged to ask any and all questions regarding you back pain and will then be given the opportunity to make decisions about your treatment options.