The “DRS” in the DRS Protocol stands for Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization. Patients receive relief from disc pain from a combination of spinal decompression and other chiropractic adjustments and healing therapies. Non-surgical spinal decompression is an option for patients who have pain or other symptoms because of a compressed spine. Some of the issues that may respond to non-surgical spinal decompression include:
Non-surgical spinal decompression may be effective for other types of back issues as well.
Non-surgical spinal decompression works by dropping the pressure in the spine from a positive pressure to a negative pressure. A negative pressure in the spine promotes the intake of nutrients, oxygen, and water into the vertebral disc area, which promotes healing in the degenerated disc.
This treatment protocol also promotes the retraction of any herniated discs in the back, which can reduce inflammation and pain, and it increases blood flow to the injured area. Studies have shown that this treatment can effectively relieve pain and increase mobility in the spine.
During surgical spinal decompression, a surgeon typically removes a portion of the disc that’s pressing on nerves in the spine. In most cases, this surgery is used as a last resort when other treatments haven’t been effective.
Spinal decompression surgery puts the patient at risks of developing complications, including bad reactions to anesthesia, damage to nerves or other tissue, infection, blood clots, and excessive bleeding. Also, many back surgeries are unsuccessful.
Non-surgical spinal decompression doesn’t pose these risks to patients. It is non-invasive, and patients don’t need to worry about bleeding or other complications. Studies have shown that this treatment is often effective for relieving pain and improving the stability of the spine.
In addition to non-surgical spinal decompression, Circle City Chiropractic offers other treatment options that may improve back pain. Examples include general chiropractic care, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and corrective exercises. Patients may also benefit from taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. The doctors at Circle City Chiropractic develop a customized treatment plan for each patient based on their needs and treatment goals.