What is the DRS Protocol™?
The DRS Protocol™ is a comprehensive combination of treatments, which include axial/spinal decompression, and multiple therapies. DRS; which stands for Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization, is a “patient centered healthcare” that utilizes chiropractic best practices.
DRS Protocol™ has been proven most effective for chronic disc conditions including degenerative disc disease, herniated disc(s), numbness and tingling of the legs/feet, sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis and failed back surgeries. Dr. Kielur and the Mass Ave Chiropractic team customize treatments to fit each patient’s needs, as each patient’s health and condition is unique.
How Does DRS™ Work?
The DRS™ treatment applies an “axial” or distractive force to the injured disc levels during which intradiscal pressure is dropped from a positive to a negative. This negative pressure promotes the diffusion, or intake, of water, oxygen, and nutrients into the vertebral disc area, thereby rehydrating the degenerated disc.
Repeated pressure differential promotes retraction of a herniated nucleus pulposus (the elastic core of the intervertebral disc). In other words, the DRS™ treatment reduces pressure inside of the disc.
In layman’s terms, this method reduces the painful herniation and pain from other disc-related degenerative conditions. The pressure reduction results in increased blood flow to the injured area, reduction of pain, increased mobility, and tissue repair.
Research studies conclude that for patients with appropriate back pain conditions, DRS™ is a “front-line, premier treatment.”