In our Depew office, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Buffalo Chiropractic Center has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was identified 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 returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average period 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 almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase work productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in the Depew/Lancaster area and you suffer with sciatica, Buffalo Chiropractic Center 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 sciatica and get you back on the road to recovery and living a pain-free life.
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.