In our Prescott office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic adjustments. What makes chiropractic adjustments so useful to those who suffer with sciatica discomfort? First, it lessens their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals 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 work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length 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 might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Prescott and you suffer with sciatica, Weary Chiropractic Clinic is here to assist. 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.