Full Title: Intervertebral Differential Dynamics (IDD) Therapy vs. Exercise Based Physical Therapy
Author: Schaufele, MD
Affiliation: Harvard Medical School & Emory University
Publication: Physical Medicine Rehabilitation
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of Intervertebral Disc Dynamics Therapy, also know as, IDD Therapy, with an exercise-based physical therapy program in patients with chronic low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. Method: 48 patients with chronic low back pain > 3 months secondary to mild to moderate degenerative disc disease were included. Patients were randomized in a 2:1 ratio to IDD therapy or a physical therapy program based on lumbar stabilization exercises (PT). Patients in both groups had to complete a minimum of 6 treatments over a 6-week period.