Faster Sciatica Recovery with Chiropractic Adjustments
In our South Buffalo office, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Nowak has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
Research Supports Chiropractic Helps With Sciatica Pain
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average amount 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 missed 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 could that increase productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
We Can Help People Find Comfort From Sciatica
If you live in South Buffalo and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. Nowak is here to help. 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.