Dr. Biddle and his staff will perform a thorough consultation that includes:

  • Patient History
  • Physical Examination
  • Diagnostic studies (when indicated)
  • Diagnosis
  • IDD treatment plan

The course of therapy includes approximately 24 treatment sessions and is completed in about 35 days. The treatment sessions are brief, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

IDD Therapy® can isolate each lumbar vertebrae (L1, L2, L3, L4 or L5) and distract the vertebrae surrounding an injured disc 5 to 7 millimeters. The 25 to 30 minute treatment provides static, intermittent, and cycling forces on structures that may be causing low back pain.

During treatment, intradiscal pressure is dropped from a positive 25 millimeters mercury to a negative 150 millimeters mercury. This negative pressure promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby re-hydrating the degenerated disc. Repeated pressure differential promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic core of the intervertebral disc).

  • Reduce pressure on the vertebral joints
  • Promote retraction of herniated discs
  • Promote self healing and rehabilitation of damaged discs
  • Relieve low back, sciatica, and leg pain