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.