In our Prescott office, it isn't unusual for us to see people suffering with sciatica pain, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian research 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 identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 over 170,000 workdays 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 would also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Prescott and you suffer from sciatica, Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to help. Give us a call at (928) 778-2227 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.