Research confirms steroid injections are not a long-term back pain solution, so what to do?

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine* confirms that steroid injections can only give temporary relief to sufferers of low back pain and sciatica.

Research at University Hospitals Paris showed that a single glucocorticoid injection given to patients with active lumbar discopathy reduced their lower back pain within a month.

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Video: Patient with bulging disc and stenosis who couldn’t stand for 10 minutes has her life back after IDD Therapy at Wealden Osteopaths & Spine Centre

Seven months after completing a programme of IDD Therapy, Kelly is doing her 10,000 steps a day and has “got her life back”.

Suffering with a bulging disc and spinal stenosis, Kelly had IDD Therapy at Wealden Osteopaths & Spine Centre in Goudhurst.

Clinic Director James Pickering says “We are thrilled to see that Kelly has continued to improve after IDD Therapy.  

Vi Move Experiment Stephen Small

How IDD Therapy Mobilises The Spine – Unplanned Live Flexion-Extension Measure Using ViMove

In this video, Stephen Small (IDD Therapy Disc Clinics), Sally Lansdale (Spinex Disc Clinic) and Andy Curtis (ViMove) conduct an impromptu experiment using ViMove gyroscopic movement sensors DURING an IDD Therapy treatment.

This is the first time such an experiment has been conducted.  The intent was to look at muscle activity, however, what came out revealed something we hadn’t set out to show!

IDD Therapy at Buckingham Clinic JS RW and patient low res brightened for blog

A Spinal Disc Programme to Shout About: Nine Life-Changing Years at The Buckingham Clinic, Glasgow


“For us, excellent patient outcomes result from our integrated team combining the best hands-on treatments with the latest technology.  We wanted to help our ‘difficult’ disc patients so we did our homework: IDD Therapy is a significant step forward in conservative care and for the past nine years it’s completely changed the way we treat our chronic back and neck pain sufferers.”           

                                                        James Sneddon,