In our Henderson, NV practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length 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 lost 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 would also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Henderson, NV and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda is here to assist. Give us a call at (702) 990-2225 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain 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.