In our Estero, Bonita Springs office, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatica pain, and Dr. Green has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was identified 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 found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average period of time that the patients 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 almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only could that increase work productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Estero, Bonita Springs and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Green is here to assist. Give us a call at (239) 495-1166 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain 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.