Sports and Spinal Physio LTD
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Is IDD the best non-surgical treatment for prolapsed and herniated disc?

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

IDD observational study, outcomes for pain and disability index measures. Sharon Mumford MCSP, Dan Smith MCSP (2015) Introduction Low back pain is a significant problem in today’s society and persistent low back pain can result in many costly invasive interventions.  Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) therapy  is a non-surgical spinal decompression for back pain, neck pain and sciatica.  IDD was developed in the late 1990s to overcome the failings of traditional traction and manual therapy.  Cholewicki et al (2009) investigated the effect of traction on muscle activity and flexibility pre and post traction in healthy volunteers.  They found muscle activity to be minimal and fluid exchange in the disc provides the biomechanical effect in traction. Shealy and Borgmeyer (1997) reported it was possible to distract isolated lumbar segments by angling the distraction force and thus decompress a specific disc.  The...

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Devastated by Back Pain

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

My life was devastated by back pain but now I’m playing football with my kids again…thanks to IDD Therapy Scott Bryan from Chingford thought his days as a scaffolder were numbered when the back pain he’d suffered with for years finally took its toll. “I suffered on and off with lower back pain and grinding sciatica in my leg for a few years but last year the episodes became more severe and sometimes my leg would actually go numb when I stood for too long.” Scott’s condition became progressively worse and soon the intermittent pain became constant – eventually he couldn’t sleep and the manual nature of his job as a scaffolder became impossible, forcing him to take time off work. “I was in so much pain I could hardly walk and was only sleeping for a couple of...

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IDD Therapy – Spinal Decompression – New treatment for bulging herniated and slipped discs

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Spinal Pain | 0 comments

Well it’s here! Our IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression machine arrived two weeks ago. We feel very excited to be in the position to bring this fantastic new treatment for sciatica, back and neck pain to Brentwood and the surrounding areas. We are one of only 16 clinics offering this service in the UK. IDD Therapy Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is the successful and trusted non-surgical spinal decompression treatment for back pain, neck pain and related conditions such as sciatica. We will become the 16th clinic in the UK to offer this exciting new treatment and we are very excited! Most spinal problems are as a result of a problem at a specific level, for example L5/S1 in the lower back. IDD Therapy can target the specific level and gently distract (draw apart) the segments of the spine by...

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Amazing back facts

Posted by on Nov 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spinal Advice: Interesting back facts The Spine is an amazing piece of kit! While supporting our head and providing an upright posture it also protects the spinal cord that carries nerves that serve our body. It also provides attachments for muscles and ribs and acts like a shock absorber when we sit down, run, jump and walk. If you watched the Olympics this year will have at some point been amazed by the movements and positions the athletes manoeuvred themselves into – without our spines we would not have been able to do this! Here are some interesting back facts. Going under the knife- In only 2% of cases where people have back pain, is surgery necessary. Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and doctors can often sort out backaches. Surgery is sometimes necessary when back pain is relentless or the patient is experiencing...

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Avoid back and neck pain while driving!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Spinal Advice: Top tips for getting your car seat right Many patients that come to the clinic with lower back or neck pain often report symptoms while driving. More often than not the position of their seat is at fault and some small adjustments can make a huge difference. When sitting in the car aim to align your spine in a position as close to neutral as possible (if you have seen us for spinal pain you will know what I mean by the term “neutral”). Your back should not slump into a flexed position and you head should be positioned above you neck and shoulders and not ‘stuck out’ in front of you! Here are a few tips to get your seat right. 1. Raise the seat base as high as you can (avoid obscuring your view though!)...

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