In our Yuma practice, it's common for us to see patients struggling with sciatica pain, and Montero Chiropractic Clinic has helped many of them improve with chiropractic care. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica pain? For starters, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors 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 mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average period of time that the people 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 work productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Yuma and you suffer with sciatica pain, Montero Chiropractic Clinic is here to assist. Give us a call at (928) 782-2233 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.