DRS Protocol™

What is the DRS Protocol™?

The DRS Protocol™ is a comprehensive combination of treatments, which include axial/spinal decompression, and multiple therapies and utilizes “Patient Centered Healthcare” and “best practice” approach. Conditions treated include, but are not limited to: herniated disc, buldging disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and facet syndrome. 

This protocol, developed by Dr. Richard E. Busch, III, has been offered exclusively at the Busch Chiropractic Pain Center for over fifteen years.

The DRS Protocol™ has been proven most effective for involved 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. Dr. Busch customizes treatment for each patient’s needs, as each patient’s health and condition is individual.

Dr. Busch states, “I know what we do for care is the solution for the fight against low back and neck pain because for over twelve years we have seen the life changing outcomes for our patients through treatment with our unique customized DRS Protocol™.”

How Does DRS™ Work?

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 conditions such as herniated disc, budging disc, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, spinal stenosis and facet syndrome, DRS™ is a “front-line, non-sugrical premier treatment.”