In our Depew practice, it's common for us to see patients suffering with sciatica, and Dr. Palmer has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average amount of time that the individuals 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 over 170,000 workdays were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only could that increase productivity, but it would also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Depew and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Palmer is here to help. Give us a call at (716) 668-2225 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain 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.