In our Alexandria, KY practice, it's common for us to see people struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical 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 mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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 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 could that increase productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Alexandria, KY and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Michael Wagner D.C. is here to assist. Give us a call at (859) 448-0056 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.