Pain Concern
21,949 members7,477 posts

IDD therapy

I've seen a lot of posts on here about people suffering terribly with lower back pain caused by bulging discs. I just wanted to share my experience of this therapy. Firstly its not available on the NHS and is very expensive. It is usually , or in my case anyway, performed by my osteopath. Three years ago I herniated a disc at L3 taking my shoes off. It was so painful and I was bedbound for several weeks. Painkillers did nothing, visited a chiropractor who would not touch me because the pan was so severe. In desperation I researched and found out about IDD therapy at my osteopaths. It cost me approx. £1300 for 20 sessions. It's a bit like the old fashioned traction the NHS gave me many years ago but much more sophisticated and linked to a machine that calculates the amount of tension to apply. Its completely painless and I have to say that after the 2nd session I started feeling relief. Now I know everyone can't afford it , in fact I couldn't now as not working, but just thought I would put it out there for people to do their own research. If it helps anyone I'm glad.

Hugs

Jo x

5 Replies
oldestnewest

Sounds good wonder if the people doing it will take an I.O.U lol

1 like
Reply

I wish the NHS had this on offer! I'm afraid I don't have a savings pot that large or I would be asking for more details!

I'm very glad you found something to relieve your pain.

Many thanks for sharing.

Reply

Any idea why it is so expensive, please? Also, why 20 sessions? Thank you.

Reply

Hi I don't know about the cost. May differ from practice to practice. They recommended 20 sessions to get best possible outcomes. Again it may differ.

All u so know is that it really helped my back. But still have to be careful as will always have a weakness. My previous work was quite physical which I'm sure didn't help my back.

Hugs

Jo x

Reply

Thank you for your reply, Jo.

Best wishes,

Davd

Reply

You may also like...