In our Chesapeake practice, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Block has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their recovery 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 reported sudden low back pain that was identified 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 adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average period 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 lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 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 could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Chesapeake and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. Block is here to assist. Give us a call at (757) 436-5428 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.