In our Henderson, NV office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatica 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 healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who reported sudden low back pain that was clinically 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 researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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."
Considering 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 would that increase productivity, but it would also reduce 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 assist. Give us a call at (702) 990-2225 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica 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.