In our Estero, Bonita Springs office, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients suffering with sciatica pain, and Dr. Green has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic therapy. What makes chiropractic therapy so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it lessens their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average 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. What's more, the average period of time that the people 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 would that increase work productivity, but it would 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 sciatica and get you back on the road to recovery.
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.