Faster Sciatica Recovery with Chiropractic Adjustments
In our Killeen, TX office, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Dorn has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt 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 authors discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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 missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 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 would also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Killeen, TX and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Dorn is here to assist. Give us a call at (254) 690-7090 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.