When it comes to our musculoskeletal systems, it’s safe to say that our spines lie at the heart of it all, providing us with mobility, support, and range of motion. When there’s a problem in your spine, especially in your all-important discs, your everyday movements can be both limited and very painful, which is where our DRS Protocols come in.
At Mass Ave Chiropractic, Dr. Joe Kielur and our team understand the burden of back and neck pain, as well as any associated pain that comes with problems along your spine. For that reason, we researched the treatment options and found that the DRS Protocols answer the call in restoring pain-free movement. Here’s how.
Your back and neck are comprised of 33 vertebrae and 23 discs that stretch from your head to your hips. Although the vertebrae provide much of your foundational support, this work is facilitated by your discs, which provide critical cushioning.
When something goes awry in one of your discs, they can herniate or bulge out of their spaces and compress the highly sensitive nerve roots that run along your spine. This can cause both local pain, as well as pain that radiates down your legs (sciatica) or into your shoulders and arms (cervical radiculopathy), depending upon the location of the problem.
DRS stands for decompression, reduction, and stabilization — the three goals for tackling back pain or neck pain that’s caused by a problem in your discs.
Through DRS, we relieve the pressure on your discs through an axial or distractive force to create negative pressure. By creating negative pressure, this allows your disc to return to its normal position and shape, while also allowing critical resources, such as water and blood, to flow in. With a renewed supply of resources, your discs are able to, once again, provide your spine with the support it needs.
There are a number of advantages to our DRS Protocols, not the least of which is relieving your back or neck pain. This approach can also spare you from taking medications that only treat the symptoms and also allow you to avoid risky surgery.
Our DRS Protocols are also patient-centric, which means we take the time to listen to your complaint and devise a plan using every tool available to relieve your back or neck pain.
In most cases, we’re able to garner great results in one visit, but we recommend a series of treatments for long-term success. We also urge you to continue to use the DRS Protocols as a solid practice to prevent back and neck problems from recurring.
If you’d like to relieve your back and neck pain through our innovative DRS Protocols, contact our office in Indianapolis, Indiana, to set up an appointment.