What is 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. 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. We customize treatment for each patient’s needs, as each patient’s health and condition is individual.


The Facts about The DRS Protocol™
  •  The DRS Protocol™ Successfully Treats Low Back and Neck Pain
  •  Nonsurgical
  •  Drug Free
  •  Pain Free
  •  Keeps You on the Job
  •  Successful Alternative to Surgery
  •  DRS Protocol™ is Available at Aria Integrative Health
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 appropriate back pain conditions, DRS™ is a “front-line, premier treatment.”

DRS™ Technology

Several different modalities may be used for treatment.

Dr. Simpson specializes in the use of and utilizes the following technologies to treat his patients, and many times in conjuctions with each other according to our customized protocol:

  • Axial Decompression
  • Cold Laser and Low Level Light Therapy
  • E-Stem (Electrical Stimulation)
  • Ultrasound
  • Cold Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Adjustments
  • Graston Technique
  • Nutritional Supplementation

DRS™ FAQs

What is DRS™/Axial Decompression and what conditions can be helped?

DRS™(Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization) is a state-of-the-art technology protocol used to gradually relieve disc compression and other related disc conditions often associated with neck and low back pain: herniated and bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, sciatica pain, facet syndromes, numbness and tingling of the legs and even relapsed or failed back surgeries.

Why should I consider DRS™?

DRS™ therapy is revolutionary. It is the only treatment that was developed by a team of specialists including Neurosurgeons, Orthopedic Surgeons, Physiatrists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Neurologists and Physical Therapists.

DRS™ therapy is proven and effective. The procedure has been studied extensively and validated clinically. Thousands of patients have been successfully treated.

DRS™ therapy is non-surgical and non-invasive. The complications from surgery can be severe and may result in debilitating conditions. DRS™ Therapy is painless and involves no recovery time.

THE DRS Protocol™ Is:

  • Nonsurgical
  • Comfortable
  • Restores you to a normal and productive life
Is chronic pain a common condition?

Chronic pain is a very serious condition, yet until recently there was no satisfactory treatment. Pain medications do not always work; even when they do work, they do not solve the problem. Their long-term use is associated with risks, and sometimes they cause addiction. Epidural injections sometimes relieve the pain partially and temporarily, but they do not cure the underlying problems which cause back and neck pain.

Does the DRS Protocol™ involve surgery or injection?

No. The DRS Protocol™ is completely non-invasive, is non-surgical, and involves no injections. Not only is the DRS Protocol™ safe and painless, it’s also comfortable and relaxing.

What about surgery?

Surgical procedures may relieve the pain; however, they change the anatomy of the back, are painful, have complications and a significant rate of failure. Many patients feel much worse after surgery than before it.

DRS™ Research

MRI Evidence > Read Article

MTG Newsletter: Special Report – DRS™ System > Read Article

Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization of the Lumbar Spine: A Cost-Effective Treatment for Lumbosacral Pain> Read Article

New Concepts in Back Pain Management: Decompression, Reduction and Stabilization> Read Article