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.