In our Henderson, NV practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people suffering with sciatica pain, and Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average length 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 over 170,000 workdays were missed 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 decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Henderson, NV and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda is here to help. Give us a call at (702) 990-2225 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.