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DRS Protocol™ Blog
Jan 28 2019

The answer to this question is simply “yes!” Traditional treatments for back and spine problems include surgery, medication, or physical therapy. However, spinal decompression therapy is an FDA-approved treatment that is a safe and effective alternative to back surgery.  It is used by chiropractors to relieve back pain and other problems associated with spinal disc injuries.

Spine decompression therapy is described as non-invasive and provides gentle decompression of the disc with an applied distraction force to the targeted area of the spine (the compressed disc). This gently elongates the spine, creating a small vacuum between the vertebrae which then helps pull the disc back into shape.

Safer than surgery or medication, there are still certain risks involved with spinal decompression therapy.  It should not be used:

  • For pregnant women because of pressure on the abdomen.
  • With patients who have spinal instability, such as severe osteoporosis or degeneration of the spine. 
  • If a patient has had spinal surgery with the implantation of screws, metal plates or similar hardware unless the bone is fused together. 
  • For patients with severe nerve damage.

Your chiropractic doctor will ask you to undergo a physical exam, MRI and/or X-rays to determine if spinal decompression therapy is right for you.

The chiropractic doctors at McKim Chiropractic offer the DRS Protocol™, a non-surgical spinal decompression therapy which relieves back pain associated with spinal and disc problems. Call McKim Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and find out more information about the DRS Protocol™, a back surgery alternative. Our licensed and certified staff is happy to help the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID obtain a pain-free living.