Working with a global network of IDD Therapy spinal decompression providers, I get to see what is happening on the ground.
I was sent the above picture last week from the US. This is an IDD Therapy provider in Pekin, Illinois and you can hopefully get a sense of how spinal decompression is creating a shift in spine care.
IDD Therapy is delivered by the Accu SPINA machine. When I first got involved with IDD Therapy over ten years ago, the perception of the Accu SPINA and IDD Therapy was that it was traction. Given that traction was outmoded, why should anyone be interested in IDD Therapy spinal decompression?
The key information gap which we have been working hard to bridge is that IDD Therapy was developed precisely to address the failings of traction … and the natural limitations of hands on treatment.
Decompressing targeted spinal segments, working soft tissues and mobilising joints longitudinally with a patented oscillation capability is what makes IDD Therapy the global leader in spinal decompression and separates it from traction.
Whilst IDD Therapy isn’t yet mainstream in many countries, what you can see from this picture is that spinal decompression is real and happening.
It won’t be long before we are at 50 UK provider clinics. IDD Therapy has been covered by Aviva insurance for several years now because of the cost benefits they observed with surgery.
Whilst there are huge advances in spinal surgery, the mid ground of spine care has been stuck with very minor changes. Certainly nothing scalable like IDD Therapy to make a real difference to both patients and the clinicians treating them.
Many clinics outside the UK now have multiple Accu SPINA, the biggest provider has 12 machines at a number of locations. In the UK one clinic in Glasgow has two Accu SPINA and another in Essex now has two IDD Therapy spinal decompression locations.
I was speaking to the factory this week and a new clinic just ordered two Accu SPINA from the get go. Not one Accu SPINA to see how it would go but two because they were opening a new spinal decompression dedicated practice and in north America spinal decompression is well established.
If you have a spine care service and you are not using IDD Therapy, then I know that you are not getting as good outcomes as you could be.
I have a clinic in London since 2014 (www.spinexdiscclinic.com). I knowthe outcomes in my clinic and I work with clinics around the world using IDD Therapy. Nobody is ever saying IDD Therapy doesn’t work.
Imagine investing in something and discovering that you could achieve the same results with your hands or with another piece of equipment. That doesn’t happen.
IDD Therapy may not have 100% success rates, but what treatment does? However, consider that with IDD Therapy spinal decompression we are treating the patients for whom manual therapy and exercise HAS NOT worked.
Which makes the results with IDD Therapy all the more impressive.
If you are old enough, you mayremember when you were young and you first heard about McDonalds. It may be that you have grown up always knowing McDonalds but there was a time when it was only in America.
Now MCDonalds is global.
IDD Therapy is to spine care what McDonalds is to fast food.
Slightly different markets of course but when you see and hear clinics opening purely as spinal decompression centres, then you can be sure that a seismic change is happening in spine care.
If you are interested in getting better outcomes for your patients or wish to grow your practice, download a prospectus here.
If you work in the public sector, the cost savings of conservative treatment over pain clinics, injections or surgery make IDD Therapy extremely compelling. And of course, treatment is safe, gentle and non-invasive, with no side-effects.
Author: Stephen Small, IDD Therapy Disc Clinics.