The DRS Protocol™, is a nonsurgical method of relieving back pain from herniated or degenerative spinal disc disease — the major cause of back pain. According to Orthopedic Technology Review’s “Surgical Alternatives: Spinal Decompression”, chronic low back pain disability is the number one cause of disability of people under age 45, the third highest in people over 45 and the most expensive benign condition taken on by the American healthcare system.
Roughly anywhere between $50 and 86 billion are spent on back pain every year in the United States. Spinal decompression is quickly becoming a cost-effective way to treat eligible patients with degenerative disc disease. Back surgery is one of the biggest takers in that figure.
TV’s Dr. Oz recently noted that 1 in 5 people who choose back surgery will have to have another back surgery within a decade. This is because the spinal fusions from back surgery can accelerate the degeneration of the discs. After you have the surgery, you’re likely to develop the same problem in a different area of your back. It can quickly become a seemingly inescapable cycle of surgeries and pain.
Dr. Oz believes that pain medications don’t help, either. What they do is mask the pain and make you feel comfortable. As soon as the medication wears off, however, the pain is back and you need more medication to relieve the pain for a short time.
Spinal decompression, on the other hand, has shown an 86 percent success rate in patients immediately following the procedure. Nearly 90 percent of those patients were still pain-free after 90 days.
You can read Dr. Oz’s thoughts about back pain remedies for yourself at this link.