Osteopathy is the science of human mechanics. It is an established, recognised system of diagnosis and treatment that lays emphasis on the structural integrity of the body. It is essentially a natural therapy. It is distinctive in the fact that it recognises much of the pain and disability we suffer stems from abnormalities in the function of the body structure as well as damage caused to it by disease.
Osteopathy uses many of the diagnostic procedures used in conventional medical assessment and diagnosis. Its main strength, however, lies in the unique way the patient is assessed from a mechanical, functional and postural standpoint and the manual methods of treatment applied to suit the needs of the individual patient.
A first consultation with a Registered Osteopath is similar to that of a Registered Medical Practitioner. The osteopath will want to know how the symptoms began and the factors, which affect them. A complete medical history will be taken, then previous illnesses and injuries and also current treatments will be noted. A Registered Osteopath is qualified to carry out a conventional examination, and to reach a diagnosis, so he may decide to make an orthopaedic, neurological or circulatory examination. X-rays, blood tests or urine analysis may be requested as well. This part of the examination is very important because patients may not have seen their doctor before hand. A Registered Osteopath is trained to identify any condition, which might require other treatment or referral to the patient’s General Practitioner.
From the outset of his training the Registered Osteopath develops a highly tuned sense of touch in his fingers. He will make a methodical assessment of the patient’s posture and structural state and conduct a detailed examination by touch. He will feel the range and quality of movement of the joints to note whether the movement is restricted or excessive. He will examine the condition of the soft tissues, the muscles, ligaments and connective tissue to see whether they are normal or under stress. In this way the Registered Osteopath builds up a structural ‘survey’ of the patient to find any deviation from the structural and mechanical harmony, which is the optimum for that individual.
IDD Therapy Disc Treatment
We have a number of treatments for back pain and neck pain, but when it comes to spinal (intervertebral) disc conditions – which need something more than hands on therapy – we use a non-invasive, targeted disc treatment called IDD Therapy.
In every day language we often talk of a “slipped disc” or “degenerative discs”. Both conditions can cause pain and a loss of mobility, both for the person as a whole and in the injured spinal segment itself.
IDD Therapy enables us to take pressure off the injured disc and mobilise the spinal segment safely and gently in a way which is not possible with the hands alone treatments.
So if you have a slipped disc, herniated, bulging or prolapsed disc which is not responding to standard hands on treatments, IDD Therapy may be suitable for you.
We offer an initial assessment at no charge so that you can learn whether IDD Therapy is suitable for you and / or what is the best way forward for you.
If you would like to make an appointment, call 020 8482 1112 or book live online
What is IDD Therapy?
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy is the fastest growing non-invasive back pain treatment which treats targeted spinal segments.
IDD Therapy allows us to decompress the injured intervertebral disc, improve mobility and relieve pain.
Many back pain conditions are located at a particular level in the spine. With IDD Therapy we use computer-controlled pulling forces delivered by the Accu SPINA machine to gently distract (draw apart) targeted segments of the spine in order to take pressure off specific discs and nerves.
In addition, the treatment gently stretches tight muscles and stiff ligaments to help improve mobility and relieve muscle spasm.
By decompressing (taking pressure off) an injured or bulging disc and stretching the soft tissues, this allows the body’s natural healing mechanisms to operate more efficiently.
In so doing we aim to relieve pain caused by muscle spasm and alleviate nerve compression and irritation caused by bulging, herniated or, as they are commonly called, ‘slipped’ discs.
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.
Clinical Director John Yeboah
“As an experienced Osteopath I see a lot of complex back pain issues, including an increasing number of spinal disc problems. IDD Therapy completes the non-invasive treatment offering we can give our patients when they need something more for their pain.
If someone is suffering with a disc issue or chronic low back pain which does not require immediate surgical intervention, then IDD Therapy offers solution opportunities which simply did not exist before.”
Enfield Osteopathic Clinic is part of a UK and international network of IDD Therapy Disc Clinics who are passionate to do everything they possibly can to get patients out of pain and enjoying life to the full. For more details visit www.iddtherapy.co.uk
To find out your potential suitability for IDD Therapy treatment or to discuss your condition, we offer a free consultation at the clinic.
Call us now for your FREE spinal assessment on 020 8482 1112.
We look forward to seeing you.