Some conditions that result in neck and low back pain may respond favorably to spinal decompression. At MVMT Chiropractic we utilize Accu-Spina IDD Therapy tables to administer spinal decompression to help reduce pain and restore function for some conditions that lead to neck and low back pain.
How IDD Therapy Works
Our IDD tables will provide computer-monitored spinal mobilization, which will play an integral role in your rehabilitation process. Treatment is aimed toward mobilizing, manipulating, and re-educating specific spinal segments. Our doctors have determined the specific spinal segments to treat through your examination.
This system and technology is designed to target and significantly mobilize, manipulate, and distract targeted spinal structures in order to retone, restructure, and re-educate. The forces applied to the spine create changes in pressure which facilitates blood flow through the disc. Fresh blood, oxygen, and nutrients flow in while waste products are removed.
Simply speaking, our goal is to decompress the intervertebral disc and facet joints. This will unload the intervertebral disc and create more space for the nerves and joints.
Clinical experience and clinical trials have shown that twenty (20) sessions over a six (6) week period is necessary to achieve dramatic results along with long-term relief. This number of treatments has been shown to introduce enough change to prevent relapse of the original dysfunctional state.
There will be progress evaluations every 5th or 6th visit. This will allow your doctor to assess your individual response to the selected parameters.
Above is a picture of various kitchen sponges. Some vary in type but most importantly some vary in height. We want to provide this simple analogy to help you visualize what we are trying to accomplish with IDD Therapy.
A household sponge will dehydrate over time and shrink in height. If you apply drops of water to these sponges they will begin to take shape again. They will grow in width and height. Feel free to try this little experiment at home.
These sponges represent your intervertebral disc. Over time our disc will begin to dehydrate and may lead to injuries of those disc or other spinal structures. Through your treatment sessions we will hydrate and nourish specific discs.
Think of each session as us applying a few more drops of water to that dehydrated sponge. Over time and throughout your plan we will have added enough water to restore the shape and structure of that sponge.
Possible Adverse Effects
After treatment, possible adverse events may include increased stiffness or muscle spasms. The likelihood of these events occurring in the initial stages of treatment (1-5 visits) is greater than in the later stages. Thorough icing and light activity may help reduce the risk of these effects. Icing 10-20 minutes once an hour in the first 2-3 hours post-session is recommended. Light activity in the form of walking or your prescribed exercises is recommended.
Please contact the office or your treating doctor if any unusual symptoms are experienced.
What to expect from your daily sessions
Each visit you will be asked to answer a few questions pertaining to your condition. This is an outcome assessment for you and your doctor and it will help us detect improvements over your treatment plan.
One of our team members will help harness you and firmly fit you to the table for your session. They will also input the appropriate treatment parameter set forth by your doctor.
Each session will last around 25-30 minutes long. Following your session we may recommend immediate icing, lasting roughly 15 minutes.
Please allow for 45 minutes to an hour for your appointment.