Facing a major operation on her neck and frightened of the potential consequences, Gail Redpath was desperate to find an alternative to relieve her debilitating pain.
The 46-year-old payroll officer was suffering pins and needles and numbness in her arms which was making her working life unbearable.
“I was having to stop what I was doing all the time to shake out my hands,” says Gail.
Added to that, severe pain in her neck and head was leaving her exhausted after disturbed sleep and restricting her from carrying out everyday chores such as shopping and gardening.
Over a period of two years she underwent physiotherapy, acupuncture and sports massage but nothing was working – in fact things were getting worse.
An MRI scan showed Gail had two bulging discs in her neck which were responsible for the pain she was suffering. She was booked in to see a neurosurgeon who said she needed surgery. This would involve making a small incision at the front of her throat from where the surgeon would then move behind her vocal chords to get to the discs.
Gail was anxious from the start, and desperate to find an alternative as the risks of the operation just seemed too great. So, she started doing some research and discovered IDD Therapy (Intervertebral Differential Dynamics) – a non-surgical spinal decompression treatment which treats targeted segments of the spine in the lower back or neck.
By around the fourth or fifth session I started to feel a difference,” she says. And now Gail has he life back, and is living pain-free, sleeping at night and able to get back to the gym and yoga.
“For me IDD was the answer I was looking for and I can honestly say it has been the best thing I could have done.”
Daniel Cassells, clinic director at Move Freely Sports and Spinal said he first became aware of the IDD Therapy around five years ago. “The way we can now treat targeted spinal segments in such a controlled manner is a game changer. Back problems don’t have to be a life-sentence.”
‘Intervertebral Disc Decompression’ or IDD Therapy is the fastest growing non-surgical spinal treatment for intervertebral discs with over 1,000 clinics worldwide and 34 clinics across the UK. Safe, gentle and non-invasive, IDD Therapy helps patients who need something more for their pain when manual therapy alone is insufficient to achieve lasting pain relief.
Gail Redpath, clinic director Daniel Cassells, and Stephen Small from IDD Therapy UK.