As our name suggests, at Spinex Disc Clinic we specialise in treating disc problems.  Our goal is to help patients avoid pain medication, injections and surgery.

We see people with back and neck pain every day, from mild disc bulges to severe “slipped” or  herniated discs.

Some patients have nerve pain, particularly sciatica, whilst others have a constant stiffness and ache across their back.

Spinex is part of a UK network of clinics providing IDD Therapy Disc Treatment.  We provide IDD Therapy at the heart of the clinic, but because we see so many difficult spine cases, we believe we provide some of the best manual therapy in London.

We listen and guide you. Our goal is to get you out of pain and help you to “get your life back”.

Disc Treatment At Spinex

IDD Therapy Disc Treatment is a non-surgical spinal decompression treatment.  It is the fastest growing non-invasive programme for disc problems needing more than just manual therapy.  It is now covered by Aviva Health Insurance.

IDD Therapy treats targeted slipped or herniated discs in the lower back or neck.  Developed in America in the late 1990s, over five million treatments have been carried out at more than 1,000 clinics.

IDD Therapy was engineered to address the failings of outmoded “traction” and the natural limitations of what could be achieved with manual therapy.

It works using computer-controlled pulling forces to gently distract or draw apart specific spinal segments to decompress the affected disc.  At the same time there is a gentle oscillation which serves to work the tissues around the disc and joint to help restore mobility.

If you need something more for your pain, IDD Therapy may be appropriate for you.

Each IDD Therapy session is 45 minutes including 26 minutes on the IDD Therapy-licenced SPINA machine.

Most disc problems are the end-result of a process built up over time.  Thus patients have a programme of treatments as we bring about change.

Depending on the nature and severity of the condition, the majority of patients have the standard programme of 20 sessions over a six to eight week period.

This allows time for the tissues to adapt and heal.  Some patients can feel symptomatic relief early in the treatment whilst for others it takes time for change to occur.

Many people begin with an initial course of ten sessions to be able to be comfortable with the programme and to see how they are responding.

We are highly experienced with IDD Therapy and you can read more about IDD Therapy at Spinex here.

For a light-hearted view, here is a cartoon explanation of the typical patient journey we see.

Location: Spinex is located two minutes from Edgware Road tube station, on street parking available.

For some patients, IDD Therapy will be the preferred treatment plan. There is likely to be some manual therapy in the programme and you will receive a lot of guidance on how to stay pain free.

This is part of a complete programme as the disc itself is just one component of a much more complex process that we are working on.

Not all patients need IDD Therapy.  The team are highly experienced manual therapists and help patients where a disc issue is one part of the problem.

Manual Therapy

We offer Osteopathy (Tyler Hands) and Chiropractic (Andrew Garbett) appointments.

Andrew and Tyler treat patients in a similar way and after an initial consultation, follow up treatments are thirty minutes.

Within our programmes we also use ViMove from Australia.  Spinex was one of the first clinics in the UK to incorporate this state of the art system to measure movement and track progress.

ViMove lets you and us see and measure the extent to which your range of movement is affected by back pain.  Patients find this very revealing.

In some ways ViMove is to spinal movement what scales are to weight management.

A lack of movement or range of motion compounds back pain.  Our goal is to get you out of pain and part of that process is to get movement back.

We don’t heal you. Your body does that.  But your body needs movement for the healing systems to be able to work as they were intended.

A long term back issue which includes a slipped, bulging or herniated disc is usually accompanied by a lot of stiffness and tightness around the spinal segment, which prevents you from getting better.

Our goal is to address that and ViMove not only lets us measure the starting point, it also helps you and us both see how your spine is improving or where adjustments need tailoring. (ViMove at Spinex)

If you have pain and a disc issue, you may have been offered an injection to ease inflammation or block the pain.

You may be considering manual therapy or, as is often the case, you are wondering whether you will need surgery.

We have treated over 2,000 patients since Spinex was founded in 2014.  The team were treating elsewhere before that and came together to really focus on unresolved back and neck pain.

If you have a disc bulge or herniation and need help, we invite you to an initial consultation and from there you will know your best route to getting out of pain.

You can book online or call 020 7100 4598

You can have either a free 15 minute consultation to discuss your condition or you can book a full consultation, which includes a ViMove assessment if suitable.

You can see our treatment prices here.

If you have an MRI scan and report, you can bring them with you.

For patients needing an MRI scan, a referral may be made at the end of the full consultation.  In London, MRI prices can vary by peak and off peak times, occasionally as low as £200 but on average between £250 and £300 for a low back or neck area.

Want to talk to someone?  Book the free 15 Minute consultation with either Andrew Garbett or Tyler Hands to see who we are and learn how we help people.  If you are seeking non-invasive treatment and are ready to get our help, then select a convenient time for a new patient consultation.  Tel  020 7100 4598

Thank you for considering Spinex.