In our Depew office, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatica pain, and Dr. Palmer has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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."
Considering 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 about 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Depew and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. 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 recovery.
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.