Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is a rapidly growing treatment designed to treat “slipped” or prolapsed discs. IDD is a safe, non-invasive and targeted treatment which can provide relief from the pain and stiffness associated with disc problems and sciatica. Theale Wellbeing Centre, near Reading, has been providing IDD Therapy since 2014.

IDD Therapy allows us to decompress the injured intervertebral disc, improve mobility and relieve pain.

Often a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan will show a problem at a specific level in the spine. With IDD Therapy we use computer-controlled pulling forces using the SDS SPINA machine to gently draw apart (distract) the segments identified by the MRI scan. This has the effect of reducing the pressure on the disc and nerve at that level.

The treatment also stretches muscles and ligaments. This can reduce stiffness which improves mobility.

By reducing the pressure on the injured or bulging disc, the treatment can help the natural healing mechanisms within the body act more efficiently.

The main aims of treating a “slipped” or bulging disc in this way are to reduce pain and muscle spasm and take the pressure off any affected nerves.

Why choose IDD Therapy?

  • Current treatment is not working
  • Want to stop taking painkillers
  • Seeking long-term pain relief
  • Want to return to normal daily activities

Typical candidates for IDD Therapy are people who have back or neck pain and may have tried various other treatments without success. They may be taking pain medication and may be considering invasive treatments such as injections or in extreme cases, surgery.


£90 per session, 10 Sessions £850, 20 sessions £1600