IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression in Douglas, Isle of Man

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IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression

Have you been diagnosed with a bulging disc or herniated disc?  Is nerve pain in your arms or sciatica affecting your daily life without relief?

Here at the clinic we specialise in helping people suffering with unresolved back and neck pain, the sort of pain that just isn’t going away and is negatively impacting everyday life. IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression is our specialist non-surgical treatment programme for unresolved spinal pain. This safe, non-invasive therapy uses computer-directed technology to target the specific level in your spine where there is a problem.

Suitable Conditions

Herniated or Bulging Discs

Sciatica or nerve pain

Degenerative Disc Disease

Facet Joint Syndrome

Chronic back pain or neck pain

What Is IDD Therapy?

IDD Therapy is the leading non-surgical spinal decompression treatment which relieves pressure on targeted spinal discs and gently restores mobility in the affected area.

Here at Align 4 Life we have an IDD Therapy machine (Accu SPINA) which patients lie on as part of the treatment.  It is computer controlled and perfectly comfortable.

By decompressing (taking pressure off) an injured or bulging/herniated disc and gently stretching the soft tissues, we can improve mobility in the spine and allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently.

IDD Therapy is a gentle but dynamic treatment which is safe, non-invasive and suitable for people over the age of 18.

Clinic Director Dr. Neil Thompson says:

“We have a passion for non-surgical spine care.  IDD Therapy allows us to give solutions to patients with unresolved spinal issues, especially disc problems where something more than manual therapy is needed. 

Our goal is to help patients get off pain medication, sleep better and move freely.  Most importantly we wish to avoid invasive procedures such as injections and even surgery.’

Align 4 Life is the first clinic in the Isle of Man to provide this specialist programme.

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, neck pain or leg pain and may have tried various other treatments without success.

They may be taking pain medication, might have had an MRI scan and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.

If you have a back pain or neck pain issue, symptoms in the legs or arms, then come and see us for an expert opinion and to see which treatment you are most suitable for.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are happy to answer your specific questions. We are here to help. Call 01624 629444
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You can refer to our FAQ’s for IDD Therapy Spinal Decompression below:

IDD Therapy FAQ

Yes. We wait for the effects of an injection to settle and then you can start treatment. Our goal is to avoid the need for injections and surgery.
No. The treatment is computer-controlled and whilst there is a pulling force to unload the disc and mobilise the spinal joints, it is gentle and comfortable. Many patients fall asleep in fact.
No. Patients remain fully clothed throughout.
Treatment is suitable for patients over the age of 18. This is when growth plates are fully formed. There is no upper age limit although we will assess suitability for treatment on an individual basis.
Yes. Patients have a programme of treatment. Spinal issues that have built up over time leave spinal segments stiff and immobile. Muscles and ligaments which have become weak and inflexible need time to adapt as treatment progresses. If you are looking for temporary pain relief for a longer term problem, we can provide assistance with other treatment. IDD Therapy is suitable for patients looking to break the cycle of back or neck pain.
You will be in the clinic for up to one hour. At Align 4 Life, treatment begins with ten minutes of deep penetrating heat to warm tissues. You are on the IDD Therapy machine for twenty-six minutes and we cool the affected area for ten minutes after treatment.
The treatment programme is designed to put patients onto a path of long term healing. As we progressively restore spinal function, the body’s natural healing mechanisms can operate and maintain the spine and this is the route to long term pain relief.
IDD therapy was developed to address the failings of traditional traction to treat targeted spinal segments. Whereas traction delivered a general pulling force to the spine, IDD Therapy is able to focus distraction or pulling forces to a specific level of the spine. Many problems are located at specific levels and the ability of IDD to focus treatment at the effected level is what separates IDD from traction. It also combines the pulling force with a gentle mobilisation, all part of a process to restore function and allow the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate.
IDD Therapy was developed in the early 2000s. It was developed in America and is now provided at a national network of independent clinics in the UK as well as in countries around the world.
If you call the clinic you can book a call or in person discovery call and from there we would book you in for the initial consultation which includes full assessment. Here at Align 4 Life we specialise in unresolved spinal pain and disorders. If you have any further questions, simply call us and we will be happy to help you. Here to help: 01624 629444
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Office Hours

Mon: 8am-1pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Tues: 11:30am-1pm & 3:30pm-6:30pm
Wed: 8am-1pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Thurs: 8am-1pm & 3pm-6:30pm
Fri: 8:30am-1pm & 2pm-4:30pm
Sat: 9:30am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Align 4 Life

1 Lake Road
Isle of Man
Great Britain
01624 629444

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