In our Jacksonville practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients suffering with sciatica, and Chanatry Chiropractic has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic care. What makes chiropractic therapy so useful to those who suffer with sciatica issues? For starters, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs 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."
Given the fact 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 would that increase work productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Jacksonville and you suffer from sciatic pain, Chanatry Chiropractic is here to assist. Give us a call at (904) 743-6700 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.