In our Stacy practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Ulvin has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. 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 went back to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 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 could that increase work productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Stacy and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. Ulvin is here to help. Give us a call at (651) 462-3243 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain 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.