In our Arlington practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people suffering with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Ernst has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it reduces 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 abrupt 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 found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average amount 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 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 productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Arlington and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. Ernst is here to help. Give us a call at (360) 659-8464 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.