Back Pain, We can help you

There are many ways to treat back pain and related conditions such as nerve pain.  In the majority of cases, these can be resolved with some form of manual therapy and exercise, but for certain problems, patients can be left needing something more.

On this page you can see a list of clinics in and around London who are highly experienced and specialised in treating back pain, but who offer something more for difficult spine conditions.

Aldgate – Brentwood – Chigwell – Croydon – Edgware Road – Enfield – Harley Street – Kingsbury – Wandsworth – Woodford Green  

As well as expert diagnosis and hands on therapies, the clinics are also part of a UK network of practitioners who provide the IDD Therapy Disc Programme.  IDD Therapy is a treatment aimed primarily at unresolved spinal disc issues such as herniated or slipped discs and chronic back and neck pain.

If you have been struggling with a back or neck issue for some time, the clinics offer you an opportunity to get an expert second-opinion and give you advice on treatment including your suitability for IDD Therapy Disc Treatment.

BACK PAIN ASSESSMENT £30 – Take advantage of this offer to see someone who can shed more light on your condition and explain more about the non-invasive spinal care options for you.

IDD Therapy at HFS Clinics Sally with patient
IDD Therapy Disc Treatment: Safe, Gentle & Non-Invasive

About IDD Therapy

vertebrae-distractionIDD stands for Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy.  The name relates to the manner in which the therapy treats intervertebral segments, creating pressure differentials in dynamic cycles of decompression and mobilisation.

It was developed in the USA in the late 1990s to address the failings of traditional traction and the limitations of what can be achieved with the hands alone.  IDD Therapy is now established in over 1,000 clinics, including a network of providers across London and the UK.

IDD Therapy is a targeted treatment which relieves pressure on specific spinal discs and gently restores mobility.  It is used to treat low back pain, neck pain and sciatica where there is an underlying disc problem such as a herniated/slipped/prolapsed/bulging disc or where there is disc degeneration and inflammation of the facet joints.

IDD Therapy Bed Tilt Action

The key reason clinicians use IDD Therapy is because it enables them to decompress targeted spinal segments with sufficient force, for sufficient time and with a degree of precision and control that cannot be achieved with manual therapy. The treatment is computer controlled, safe and extremely comfortable.

Who is suitable for IDD Therapy?

Most patients who come for IDD Therapy typically have chronic back pain, neck pain or leg pain, usually with an underlying disc problem.  By “chronic” we mean they have been experiencing pain for more than three months.

Large disc herniation shown on MRI

The pain might be a deep ache in the back or neck which restricts movement or it can be shooting pains, particularly in cases where a disc is pressing on or irritating a nerve as it exits the spine.  This is the nerve pain and the most common nerve pain addressed by IDD Therapy is sciatica (Nerve pain which travels down the sciatic nerve through the buttocks and legs).

When pain is not resolving and manual therapy is not working, IDD Therapy helps to bridge the treatment gap.  Rather than live in pain, or consider pain management, spinal injections or in extreme cases surgery, patients can undergo non-invasive treatment with IDD Therapy.

Treatment is suitable for people of all ages including patients who have already undergone spinal surgery (provided there is no metal/surgical hardware in the spine).  Each treatment lasts for one hour and patients typically undergo a series of treatments as part of a programme of care.

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Success Rates

IDD Therapy has a 70-90% success rate depending on the condition, where success is measured as a greater than 50% reduction in pain.  It is supported by a body of scientific evidence and all clinics use internationally-recognised research tools to monitor patient progress and outcomes.

There is no such thing as a miracle cure for back pain and no treatment has a 100% success rate, however IDD Therapy provides a clear treatment path for patients with unresolved back and neck pain.

Next Step

If you are interested to see if IDD Therapy is suitable for you, you can book a consultation or talk to one of the IDD Therapy provider locations.  You can also see your nearest clinic using our Clinic Finder.  Quote Thirty when calling clinics to take advantage of the £30 Back Pain Assessment.

Greater London Locations



HFS Clinics – Aldgate
The City of London Medical Centre, 11-13 Crosswall, London EC3N 2JY
Tel: 020 7702 1112
Contact: Nick Critchley


Sports & Spinal Physio Ltd
24 Tallon Road, Hutton, Brentwood, Essex CM13 1TE
Tel:  01277 219553
Contact: Dan Smith


Spine Plus Chigwell
2A Oak Lodge Avenue, Chigwell, Essex IG7 5HZ
Tel: 020 8501 0937
Contact: Robert Shanks


Back In Shape
177 Shirley Road, Shirley, Croydon, CR0 8SS
Tel: 020 8655 1664
Contact: Anthony Padgett


Spinex Disc Clinic
48 Bell Street, Edgware Road, London NW1 5AW
Tel: 020 7100 4598
Contact: Sally Lansdale


Enfield Osteopathic Clinic
93 St Marks Road, Bush Hill Park, Enfield  EN1 1BJ
Tel: 020 8482 1112
Contact: John Yeboah


Spine Plus – Harley Street
Harley Street Medical Centre,
144 Harley Street, London W1G 9QP
Tel: 020 7702 1112
Contact: Darren Chandler / Robert Shanks


IDD Osteopaths / Nicola McLennan & Associates
211 Kingsbury Road, London NW9 8AQ
Tel: 07957 976865
Contact: Nicola McLennan


Naval Mair Osteopathy & Wellbeing
Studio 5, Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, London SW18 3SX
Tel: 020 8812 3733
Contact: Naval Mair


Atkins Physiotherapy Consultants
154 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 9EF
Tel: 020 8504 0478
Contact: Neil Velleman

To see clinics on a map, enter your town or postcode on the CLINIC FINDER

Got a question? You can send a question on our Quick Contact Form or to receive a brochure by email, use the request form below. 

If you are researching treatment options for a disc problem you can read more about IDD Therapy on this website, here , watch treatment videos, read patient testimonials or you may find the Frequently Asked Questions helpful.

Terms and conditions of £30 Back Pain Assessment
One consultation per person.  Average Standard Consultation Price is £65, consultation and treatment prices vary by location. Valid until 31st May 2017

Note: Information on this site is provided by IDD Therapy Services Europe of Steadfast Clinics Ltd and is intended for guidance purposes.  At Steadfast Clinics we work closely with the physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and medical doctors who provide IDD Therapy.  We are available to answer general questions so feel free to call 0345 6252566 or 020 3369 6968.     Patients should always speak to their supervising clinician for accurate diagnosis and advice for the treatment of a medical condition.