In our Harrisburg practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica, and Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was identified 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 went back to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average period 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 170,450 days of work were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 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 Harrisburg and you suffer with sciatica pain, Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to help. Give us a call at (717) 657-2561 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.