Weary Chiropractic Clinic works with many sciatica patients here in our Prescott office, and many of these patients were afraid that they might require surgery to relieve their pain. The latest research indicates that many people don't require surgery for this prevalent issue, and that chiropractic is more successful at solving sciatic nerve pain.
A common surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, physicians looked at 80 individuals with sciatica who were referred for this procedure.
Forty patients were then randomly sorted into one of two groups. The first group was to receive surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic care.
Both groups improved; however, no noticeable difference in outcome was recorded one year post-treatment between either group. In addition, around 60 percent of the participating patients who could not find assistance from any other treatment method "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."
Simply put, chiropractic delivered the same positive benefits as surgery without needing to endure the increased amounts of surgery-based pain or suffer through lengthy recovery times often affiliated with that type of treatment choice. Additionally, you also don't run the risks linked to surgical microdiscectomy, which includes nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.
Surgery should be the last option for sciatica pain. If you live in Prescott and you're being affected by back pain or sciatica, give Weary Chiropractic Clinic a call today at (928) 778-2227. We'll help determine the start of your pain and work hard to get you relief.