The majority of patients with intervertebral disc-related conditions who visit a surgeon are not candidates for surgery. So where should they go next?
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy, was developed in the late 1990s to address the failings of traditional traction. According to BMI Meriden’s Operations Manager, David Robinson MCSP, IDD Therapy is the middle point between physio and surgery. He explained: “IDD allows us to carry out decompression procedures on targeted segments of the lumbar or cervical spine, distracting and mobilising discs that have become stiff or are beginning to bulge and exert pressure onto nerves, causing localised or referred pain.”
Spinal Surgeon Martin Knight refers patients for IDD Therapy at BMI’s Fitzroy Square Hospital: “IDD Therapy has proved to be an effective non-invasive option for a number of chronic patients who had been left in “No Man’s Land” and by that I mean that they hadn’t made improvement with standard manual treatments and did not want or were not suitable for surgery.”
Stephen Small, Director of European Distributon, Steadfast Clinics says: “There are over 1,000 clinics internationally and a rapidly growing UK presence. In hospitals and clinics providing IDD Therapy, it is now the first choice conservative treatment tool for herniated discs.”