In our Parma, Middleburg Heights practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people suffering with sciatica pain, and Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens 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 clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average amount of time that the patients 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 about 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 could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Parma, Middleburg Heights and you suffer with sciatic pain, Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center is here to assist. Give us a call at (440) 888-6979 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.