Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda works with countless sciatica patients here in our Henderson, NV office, and many of these individuals were worried that they might need surgery to relieve their pain. The most recent research shows that many people don't need surgery for this prevalent issue, and that chiropractic is more successful at solving sciatic nerve pain.
A popular surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, physicians examined 80 patients with sciatica who were referred for this procedure.
Forty patients were then randomly placed in one of two groups. The first group received surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic care.
Both groups improved; however, no noticeable difference in results was recorded one year post-treatment between either group. Furthermore, roughly sixty percent of the participating patients who could not find relief from any other treatment method "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."
Put another way, chiropractic delivered the same positive advantages as surgery without having to go through the increased levels of surgery-based pain or suffer through lengthy recovery times often associated with that type of treatment choice. Additionally, you also don't run the risks affiliated with surgical microdiscectomy, such as nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.
Surgery should be the last option for sciatica pain. If you live in Henderson, NV and you're being affected by back pain or sciatica, give Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda a call today at (702) 990-2225. We'll help pinpoint the source of your pain and work hard to get you relief.