In our Depew practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatica, and Dr. Palmer has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs 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 170,450 days of work were missed 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 reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Depew and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Palmer is here to help. Give us a call at (716) 668-2225 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain 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.