In our Depew / Lancaster practice, it isn't unusual for us to see people suffering with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. William Palmer has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length of time that the patients spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."
Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is nearly 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only could that increase work productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Depew / Lancaster and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. William Palmer is here to assist. Give us a call at (716) 668-2225 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatica and get you back on the road to health.
Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.