In our Asheville practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Myers has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic adjustments. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it lessens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average period 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 over 170,000 workdays 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 would that increase productivity, but it might also lessen costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Asheville and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. Myers is here to assist. Give us a call at (828) 676-0963 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatica 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.