Wealden Osteopaths & Spine Centre remains open during lockdown, with strict safety and hygiene procedures in the clinic.
The public health guidance for operating in community healthcare settings has not changed with the announcement of the national lockdown in England on 4th January. Healthcare settings can continue to operate under COVID-secure measures and people can leave home to seek care for their health as needed.
Are you trapped in a never-ending cycle of GP, physiotherapy and pain clinic visits, all the while being reliant on daily painkillers?
As Kent's first specialist Disc Clinic, we know how debilitating persistent back pain, neck pain and sciatica can be. The constant pain and lack of movement can prevent you from sleeping, working, driving and doing everyday things like bathing and dressing.
Some patients struggle to improve with hands-on treatments, and invasive procedures such as spinal injections or surgery are not ideal with the waiting times, success rates and associated risks.
The IDD Therapy Programme is designed to help you out of pain and back to your normal routine – for the long term. The structured programme of regular treatments targets the root of your bulging, prolapsed, herniated or 'slipped' disc problem, so that symptoms don't return.
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy, is a targeted herniated disc treatment for persistent back pain, neck pain and associated nerve pain in the arms and legs (sciatica). The non-invasive treatment uses gentle pulling forces to draw apart spinal segments where discs are bulging or damaged, removing pressure and irritation from any trapped nerves.
By taking pressure off a damaged disc and stretching the soft tissues, we can improve mobility in the spine and allow the body's natural healing mechanisms to work more efficiently.
Our dedicated team can treat most back and neck pain with manual therapies, but for some conditions - particularly those which are disc-related - patients need something more: this is where IDD Therapy can be invaluable.
The discs are the protective pads of connective tissue dividing the bones of the spine - our 'shock absorbers' - protecting the spine when we move around. When these are stressed or damaged, they can cause the vertebral bones to rub together and compress or irritate surrounding nerves: very painful!
With disc damage, sufferers can experience more than one disc 'going' at a time. In the lower back, the segments affected are commonly, L4/L5 and L5/S1.
In the neck, the segments affected are usually C5/C6 and C6/C7.
Nerve pain in the arms and legs (sciatica) can be a sign of a disc problem, where the inner gel-like part of the disc leaks out on to surrounding nerves. IDD Therapy is a specialist sciatica treatment which we are proud to be the first in the county to offer.
Typical candidates for IDD Therapy are those who've been suffering with back pain, neck pain or sciatica for some time, and may have tried other treatments without success. They may be taking pain medication and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.
To find out if IDD Therapy could be an option for you, call us now on 01580 212833 to arrange a FREE 15 minute phone consultation with one of our expert team.
Alternatively, call us or click here to book a 60 minute initial assessment, including a full symptom history, review of any MRI scans and physical examination.
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My life came to a standstill with agonising back pain... but now I'm back to health after IDD Therapy
Property Investor, Jane Kent had never had a back problem before, but last year her life was suddenly put on hold by debilitating pain and immobility.
Every day was a battle with agonising sciatica... but I'm pain-free and enjoying life again after IDD Therapy
Sarah Gower from Marden had suffered with back pain 'niggles' for a few years, but last summer she was suddenly struck with unbearable sciatica in her leg which stopped her in her tracks.
Playing golf was no fun with agonising sciatica...
Keen golfer Bill Langan struggled with back pain and sciatica for six years, all the while refusing to give up his beloved sport. But eventually the pain and immobility began to affect his enjoyment of the game and he worried that soon he may not be able to play at all.
Back pain and sciatica ruled my life for 16 years... but now I'm running again thanks to IDD Therapy
Sue James is a retired tailor and keen track-and-field athlete, but not long ago, excruciating back pain and sciatica threatened to put an end to her beloved sports forever.