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.

GP’s Pulse Magazine – Consultant Neurosurgeon Professor Amjad Shad offers his evidence-based presentation on the subject of sciatica using PUNs and DENs

Consultant Neurosurgeon Professor Amjad Shad of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust wrote an article for the GP publication PULSE with a comprehensive overview of Sciatica, including reference to IDD Therapy for certain conditions.

To open the pdf,  click the artcile GP Pulse Article – Sciatica by Professor Amjad Shad


Spine Plus Opens Third IDD Therapy Disc Clinic in Birmingham


Back pain specialists, Spine Plus have expanded their clinic network into the West Midlands with new premises in Edgbaston, Birmingham.


 A long established group of practitioners with five locations in London and Essex, Spine Plus are one of the original IDD Therapy treatment providers.

Spine Plus co-founders,

Crippling back pain saw me carried into the clinic … After IDD Therapy I walked out by myself

44 year old flooring expert Alex Robinson thought he might never work again when he was struck with excruciating back pain.

“As a floor layer, I’m often kneeling over in the same position for hours at a time.  At first the episodes were a bit ‘hit and miss’ but last summer I had three weeks of complete agony which ended with me flat on my back and unable to work.”

Alex had tried various manual treatments over the years but none gave him any lasting improvement.

Manchester Orthopaedic Surgeon Introduces IDD Therapy Disc Treatment

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Bahman Shooshtarizadeh (Mr Shoo) has recently set up an IDD Therapy Disc Clinic within the physiotherapy department at his prestigious Spine Care Clinics (inside the Bridgewater Wellness Clinic) just south of Manchester’s city centre.

Mr Shoo has been an IDD supporter for some years,