Intervertebral Disc (Spinal) Decompression Therapy - IDD Therapy - In Essex (Chigwell & Hornchurch Clinics)

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What is IDD Spinal Decompression Therapy?


With it’s ability to optimise pulling forces to specific segments of the spine and it’s patented Oscillation feature, “IDD Therapy” is the gold standard in Spinal Decompression Therapy (be vary of other cheaper, less effective forms of decompression / tractions).  IDD Therapy is the most successful and trusted non-surgical, non-invasive, spinal decompression treatment, helping chronic back and neck pain sufferers to regain a normal active life. 

 Safe, gentle and non-invasive, IDD Therapy addresses the failings of traditional traction and the natural limitations of what clinicians can do with the hands alone. The treatment involves the gentle distraction (drawing apart) of targeted spinal segments to remove pressure from spinal structures including the discs and spinal nerves to reduced pain, promote healing and improve mobility. There are over 1000 clinics internationally and around 50 clinics in the UK providing this specialist service.

 We are one of the UK’s most experienced providers of IDD Therapy. In 2011 our Chigwell clinic, was proud to be the first clinic in Essex, and the 3rd in the UK, to offer IDD Therapy. Following our success in Chigwell, two years later we established the first IDD Therapy clinic in London (city centre). Currently we clinics offering IDD Therapy in Chigwell and Hornchurch.

If you have persistent back pain or neck pain or suffer with any of the following conditions, you may be a suitable for Spinal Decompression:

  • SLIPPED, BULGING OR HERNIATED DISC(S) – in the lumbar spine (low back) or cervical spine (neck)
  • SCIATICA (leg pains from the back), pinched or trapped nerve in leg(s) or arm(s)
  • STENOSIS (canal or foraminal), facet pain, trouble walking
  • CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN, morning stiffness, difficulty getting out of bed.
  • TINGLING and or NUMBNESS in the arms, or legs
  • STIFFNESS in the back or neck, weakness when lifting
  • Trouble with your back when BENDNG, SITTING or STANDING

  •  DO YOU HAVE CHRONIC PAIN? TAKING LOTS OF PAIN KILLERS? Have you been told you have to “learn to live the pain” and or rely on pain killers / anti-inflammatories? Our Spinal Decompression Therapy and Disc Therapy Programs have helped 100’s of people reduce or completely stop their long term pain medications.
  • HAVE YOU TRIED OR BEEN TOLD YOU SHOUD HAVE SPINAL ADJUSTMENTS / MANIPULATION, (PHYSIO or PILATES) EXERCISES? Whilst we utilise all these methods and several others besides (as and when appropriate, according to your personal care plan) in many cases these methods alone do not provide the most complete solution. IDD Spinal Decompression therapy is arguably the most important component of any non invasive therapy care plan for patients suffering with compression of their discs which is ultimately THE most common underlying reason for chronic back pain, sciatica and stenosis.
  • HAVE YOU TRIED EVERYTHING TO FIX YOUR BACK / NECK? Have you tried chiropractic, osteopathy, massage, acupuncture, injections and even surgery and poor results? We regularly achieve success where these treatments have failed.
  • DO YOU THINK OR BEEN TOLD SURGERY IS YOUR ONLY ANSWER? Most surgeons would agree that surgery should be the last resort. IDD Spinal Decompression Therapy is virtually risk free and many of our former patients have been saved from undergoing spinal surgery with IDD Therapy. We work closely with several leading spinal surgeons who regularly refer their patients to us for IDD Therapy before considering surgery.

How does IDD Spinal Decompression Therapy work? Play the Videos Below:

An Introduction to IDD Therapy

IDD A Patients Story

Spine Plus clinics that provide IDD Therapy

SpinePlus Hornchurch

Do You Suffer With Lower Back Pain, Neck Pain, Sciatica, Slipped Disc or Trapped Nerves?

If you do and traditional treatments such a physiotherapy are not making any improvements, then IDD Therapy at Spineplus Clinics may be just the treatment you need!

Other Patient Testimonials:

Having suffered with low back pain and Sciatica for 4 years and despite having tried various other physical therapies, John came to see us at Spine Plus Clinics for a Free Review. His MRI scan revealed, a broad based disc injury (protrusion) at L5/S1 vertebrae that was compromising the left L5 nerve root in his spine. This had been causing him serve pain and discomfort for 4 years. We established a treatment plan with a combination of IDD Therapy, and Medical Acupuncture (Paraspinal dry needling) and core strengthening exercise this is his story.
“For 40 years or more, I have suffered with some degree of back pain, but about ten years ago it became much worse. Physiotherapy did not help – indeed, it only aggravated it. After 20 or so sessions with Spine Plus, using the IDD, there was a dramatic improvement. Now, two years later, I have virtually no back pain at all.”

Peter Parson (On IDD / Spine Plus)

Computer-controlled treatment at precisely measured angles
IDD Therapy MachineAs the joints are distracted, pressure is taken off the disc, joints and nerves. The targeted spinal segment is gently mobilised to create pressure differentials to help improve a flow of fluid and nutrients into the disc space.

These fluids and nutrients help with healing and repair and the gentle, oscillating movement helps the joints to become lubricated and to move more freely.

Where a disc is pressing on a nerve and causing pain, this mobilisation may help the body to retract a bulging disc and thus remove or reduce the pressure and therefore relieve pain.

Our goal is to help the body move freely. Whilst we can do this with our hands most of the time, IDD Therapy gently stretches tight muscles and stiff ligaments in a manner which is not possible with the hands alone.

Working the soft tissues with the SPINA machine helps the body move more freely and as you get more mobility in the spine, this helps the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Improve joint mobility to free the body's natural healing mechanisms
IDD Improve Joint MobilityIDD treatment is gentle and safe. There are built-in safety features and the aim is for you to remain as relaxed as possible; many patients actually go to sleep although we prefer that they remain awake so that they can feel the full effects of the treatment.

Each treatment on the SPINA machine lasts approximately 25 minutes; this is the time needed to work the spinal structures adequately to help bring about the physiological changes we are seeking.

Before treatment we apply infrared heat to the area to increase blood flow into the soft tissues. After treatment we apply cold packs to reduce post treatment inflammation and encourage improved collagen formation within healing discs.

IDD Therapy combined with exercise for a complete treatment programme MRI Scan Review How many sessions will I need?
If you have had back or neck pain for a while certain segments of your spine may be stiff or tight, this can impede circulation and healing capacity. At the same time certain “core” muscles that support the spinal column are likely to have “switched off”.

The key to a healthy spine is flexibility COMBINED with strength so as part of your IDD treatment plan our practitioners will gradually introduce specific gentle exercises and activities to promote core stability, spinal mobility, good posture, correct breathing and correct lifting techniques.

Interested in IDD Therapy? Why not book an appointment?

What Other Customers Say About IDD Therapy?

37 year old Reehan consulted Spine Plus after suffering with severe sciatica for over 12 months due to a large disc herniation, During that time he had tried numerous therapies including physiotherapy, chiropractic and podiatry unfortunately without any improvement in his symptoms.


46 year old David suffered for 14 months with chronic back pain and sciatica as a result of a large disc herniation at L5/S1. David suffered extreme muscle spasm which left him unable to walk more than a few steps at a time; he found simple actions very demanding.


I had been suffering with a bad back for 6 years, this was making my work as a builder nearly impossible. MRI scans showed I had a degenerative disc at the L23 level of my spine. When my back was really bad it would also cause pain in my thigh and groin area!