In our Estero office, it's common for us to see people struggling with sciatica, and Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length 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 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 could that increase productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Estero and you suffer from sciatica pain, Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center is here to assist. Give us a call at (239) 495-1166 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.