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IDD Therapy


Diagnosed with a disc herniation or sciatica?

IDD Therapy Treatment is for herniated discs, slipped disc and sciatica. The physiotherapy & osteopathy team provide IDD Therapy for disc-related issues including back pain, neck pain and sciatica for patients in Gloucestershire.

When you need more than manual therapy for a herniated or bulging disc, we offer IDD Therapy.


A lot of patients come to see us with back pain and neck pain.  Nearly all the problems our patients come for help with can be resolved, often quite simply, with a variety of manual therapy and exercise techniques.


However, for some patients hands on treatment on its own is not enough to resolve the problem.  This is particularly the case with certain spinal disc issues like a bulging or herniated disc as well as sciatica and nerve pain in the arms.  


What is IDD Therapy?

IDD stands for Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy, or more simply IDD Therapy for short. Developed in the USA in the late 1990s, IDD Therapy is a targeted treatment which relieves pressure on specific spinal discs and gently restores mobility.  We have an IDD Therapy machine (Accu SPINA) which patients lie on as part of their treatment. It is computer controlled and perfectly comfortable.  

By decompressing (taking pressure off) an injured or bulging/herniated disc and stretching the soft tissues, we can improve mobility in the spine and allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently.  In so doing, we aim to relieve pain caused by muscle spasm and alleviate nerve compression and irritation caused by bulging discs.

Watch the short video below to see how it works...

IDD Therapy for Herniated Discs, Slipped Disc, Radiculopathy and Sciatica

IDD Therapy for Herniated Discs, Slipped Disc, Radiculopathy and Sciatica

IDD Therapy with the Accu SPINA machine


As clinicians, we can treat most back and neck pain with manual therapies but for some conditions - particularly those which are disc-related - patients need something more to help their condition improve. 

Why choose IDD Therapy?

  • Current treatment is not working

  • Want to stop taking painkillers

  • Seeking long-term pain relief

  • Want to return to normal daily activities


Typical candidates for IDD Therapy are people who have back or neck pain and may have tried various other treatments without success.  They may be taking pain medication and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.

Want to know more?


Make an appointment to see one of the Active Therapy Team.  We will assess your condition and give you a good understanding of whether IDD Therapy is suitable for you.  


IDD Therapy treatment is one treatment tool we use and as part of your assessment we will advise you on the most applicable treatment for your individual needs.

To book an assessment call the clinic on 01285 643080


We see a lot of spine issues at the clinic. When it comes to certain disc-related problems which refuse to budge, there is nothing more frustrating for a clinician than knowing what is causing a patient’s pain and not being able

to do that little bit more to help them on the road to recovery. 

IDD Therapy gives us that edge to do more than we can achieve with our hands alone as part of a programme of care.

Stephen Haynes - Clinic Owner & Osteopath

IDD Therapy gives physiotherapists a precise tool to help people with spinal disc problems which up to now, we have tended to have to refer for pain management or even surgery.


In the past physios have used different mechanical tools, notably “traction” to try to alleviate back pain. The big failing with traction was that it was unable to precisely target and treat a specific injured spinal segment. With IDD Therapy, we can do that and this increases the scope of what we can f

do for patients with disc issues coming to see us.  


If you are suffering with back pain, neck pain or sciatica, our combined osteopathy and physiotherapy team are here to help you.  If you are interested to see whether IDD Therapy would be suitable for you, get in touch and we can take you through your options for assessment and treatment.

David Ede - Clinic Owner & Chartered Physiotherapist

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