Full Title: Intervertebral Differential Dynamics Therapy: A New Direction for the Initial Treatment of Low Back Pain
Author: McClure, MD
Affiliation: Indiana University School of Medicine
Publication(s): U.S. Musculoskeletal Review and European Musculoskeletal Review
Introduction: There has been no established uniform or conservative management to effectively treat low back pain. Patients with back pain usually present a neurosurgeon or spine specialist with an abnormal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), while their referring physician tells them they have a degenerated disc causing their pain. Throughout my years of practice, it has become apparent to me that patients with back pain want to know why they are having pain, the cause of their back pain and how to effectively treat their back pain in order to avoid surgery. In addition to improving pain, another goal in treatment is to improve flexibility, as well as quality of life, in the safest and most effective manner prior to recommending more invasive procedures for treating the patient’s pain due to degenerative disc disease. It is a misconception by the public that surgery ‘fixes’ a person’s back pain. If this were true, we would never see patients with failed back syndrome.