In our Rochester Hills office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Dalton has helped many of them heal with chiropractic treatment. What makes chiropractic therapy so useful to those who suffer with sciatica discomfort? First off, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found 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 170,450 days of work 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 might also lessen costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Rochester Hills and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Dalton is here to help. Give us a call at (248) 977-7039 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.