Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy By C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
The author reviews the evolution of back pain technology and presents results of a study utilizing differential dynamics rehabilitation.
Distraction Techniques for Lumbar Pain.
Inter-vertebral decompression— utilizing distraction techniques— widens disk spaces, lowers intradiscal pressure and promotes disk recovery. by Alan E. Ottenstein, MD
IDD Therapy in Back Pain Treatment: A Clinical Trial Comparing Key Diseases of Low Back Pain.
Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Surb Guram, MD, Josh Gabriel, MD, and Nirman Koladia, MD.
Low back pain impacts more than 65 million Americans per year and ranks second only to headaches as the most frequent cause of pain.
Influences of spinal decompression therapy and general traction therapy on the pain, disability, and straight leg raising of patients with intervertebral disc herniation
By Jioun Choi, MS, PT1), Sangyong Lee, PhD, PT2), Gak Hwangbo, PhD, PT3)
The purpose of this study was to identify how spinal decompression therapy and general traction therapy influence the pain, disability, and straight leg raise (SLR) ability of patients with intervertebral disc herniation.
Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (idd) Therapy vs. exercise based physical therapy – initial results from a randomized controlled trial
Schaufele, Michael K. MD; Newsome, Michael PT
Disc degeneration is probably the most common structural cause of chronic low back pain. Multiple nonsurgical treatment options exist, but few of them have undergone vigorous scientific evaluation. Recently, several advanced therapeutic modalities based on the principle of traction have been developed for this indication. These treatments are widely available, but are controversial because of the limited scientific evidence to support their claimed benefits.