The DRS Protocol™ is a comprehensive combination of treatments, which include axial/spinal decompression, cold laser, and other therapies and focuses on "Patient Centered Healthcare". The DRS Protocol™ has been proven most effective for acute and chronic disc conditions: degenerative disc disease, herniated disc(s), numbness and tingling of the hands/arms and legs/feet, as well as sciatica, posterior facet syndrome, spinal stenosis and failed back and neck surgeries. We customize treatment for each patient's needs, as each patient's health and condition is individual.
DRS™ stands for Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization. The DRS™ treatment applies an "axial" or distractive force to the injured disc levels. During treatment, 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. This reduces the painful herniation and the 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. In research studies, the conclusions were that for patients with appropriate back pain conditions, DRS™ is a "front-line, premier treatment."
McKim Chiropractic focuses on the safe, noninvasive and painless treatment of herniated or degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, sciatic pain, numbness & tingling in the arms or legs, failed back/neck surgery, and low back pain and neck pain of any kind with the DRS Protocol™. The DRS Protocol™ is a complete and customized program which implements the most progressive treatment procedures including spinal/axial decompression and cold laser. We have successfully treated hundreds of patients suffering from chronic and severe disc conditions, and work inter-professionally with the medical community. Many doctors refer their patients, including their senior patients, for the DRS Protocol™, as it is a successful and safe procedure, rather than have them face invasive alternatives and a lifetime of addictive medications.