Extensive clinical studies have been conducted to validate IDD Therapy® treatment. Thousands of back pain patients have been successfully treated. Nearly a full year practical in-the-field analysis by participating physicians nationwide has been conducted.
The following are samples of the published studies:
Practical Pain Management Magazine:
C Norman Shealy, MD, PhD reviews the evolution of back pain technology and presents results of a study utilizing differential dynamics rehabilitation [IDD Therapy®].Based on author’s review of recent study results, inter-vertebral differential dynamic rehabilitation appears to be the current optimal recommendation for most lumbar pain syndromes.
America Journal of Pain Management (AJPM) Vol. 15 No. 3 July 2005:
The study is called A Retrospective Clinical Pilot Study: Long-term Effect Analysis of IDD Therapy® in Low Back Pain. It was conducted by C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, Nirman Koladia, MD, and Merrill M. Wesemann, MD. The objectives of this study were (i) to produce a follow-up to the Shealy and Borgmeyer Study, (ii) to evaluate long-term benefits of IDD Therapy® treatment, and (iii) to determine any benefits of IDD Therapy® in comparison to other treatment options. The authors stated: “A direct conclusion that can be drawn from the data is that improvement in pain continues after the treatment sessions are completed.
Orthopedic Technology Review:
The study was titled: Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression and conducted by Thomas A. Gionis, MD, JD, MBA, MHA, FICS, FRCS, and Eric Groteke, DC, CCIC. This clinical outcomes study was performed to evaluate the effect of spinal decompression on symptoms and physical findings of patients with herniated and degenerative disc disease. Results showed that 86% of the 219 patients who completed the therapy reported immediate resolution of symptoms, while 84% remained pain-free 90 days post-treatment. Physical examination findings showed improvement in 92% of the 219 patients, and remained intact in 89% of these patients 90 days after treatment.
6-Month IDD Therapy® Patient File Review:
Results of 6-month patient file review of patients who had IDD Therapy® at Monmouth Advanced Medicine Clinic showed 93.6% of their patients obtained total pain relief on the Accu-SPINA™ machine.
Emory University is currently conducting a single blind clinical trial and there are many more in the works.
Alf Nachemson, MD, PhD; MTG Newsletter, October 1998
Degenerative disc disease can be effectively treated with the Accu-SPINA™ system because repeated decompression promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby naturally re-hydrating and rehabilitating degenerated discs. In the case of disc herniation, the negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or bulging disc, leading to relief of pain. Multiple treatment sessions on the machine are required to achieve optimal results. *