Quicker Sciatica Recovery with Chiropractic Adjustments

In our South Buffalo practice, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatica pain, and Dr. John Nowak has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was diagnosed 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 treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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."

Given the fact 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 nearly 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 decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

If you live in South Buffalo and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. John Nowak is here to assist. Give us a call at (716) 825-4121 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.

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