What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression Therapy (IDD Therapy) is non-surgical, non-invasive, and completely painless.

IDD Therapy – Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy® is a proven treatment to relieve chronic back, neck, arm, or leg pain caused by a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or lower back. With a significant success rate, tens of thousands of patients have experienced dramatic pain relief and healing.

Spinal Decompression Therapy Benefits

  • Documented reduction of herniated or bulging discs
  • Effective for sciatica, spinal stenosis, post-surgical patients
  • Disk pressure reduction through gentle relaxation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Posterior facet syndrome
  • Acute or chronic back pain

(Dr. Bailey setting up spinal decompression therapy for the neck)

How does Spinal Decompression (IDD Therapy) work?

IDD Therapy can isolate each lumbar or cervical vertebra and distract the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc. You are strapped to the table so that as it moves it applies a distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). A computer controls the distraction force which is applied in between periods of relaxation. This gently pulls the spine apart, elongating it and creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which pulls the disc back into shape. The 25 to 30 minute treatment provides static, intermittent, and cycling forces on structures that may be causing low back pain.

Negative pressure promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated pressure differential promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic core of the intervertebral disc). This process promotes the healing and rehabilitation of the damaged discs and relieving the pain.

IDD Therapy vs Surgery :

  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • Completely painless
  • Lower cost
  • Treatments will last between 20 to 30 minutes
  • 20 to 30 treatments recommended
  • Time Frame: 5 to 7 weeks
  • Success rate: 85%

People with any of these conditions should not have non-surgical spinal decompression:

  • Pregnant
  • Recent fracture (less than 12 weeks)
  • Spinal tumor or metastatic cancer
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Advanced osteoporosis
  • Metal implants in the spine

If you have any other conditions not listed above or are unsure whether you are a good candidate, please contact our office.

Did you know…..

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. Spinal Decompression Therapy is an alternative FDA approved treatment option that has shown very good results. For many of our patients, this treatment has relieved chronic problems where other methods have failed.