Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center works with many sciatica patients here in our Parma, Middleburg Heights office, and many of these patients were afraid that they might require surgery to alleviate their pain. The latest research indicates that a large number of people don't require surgery for this common issue, and that chiropractic is more beneficial at clearing up sciatic nerve pain.
A typical surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, specialists looked at 80 women and men with sciatica who were referred for this operation.
Forty patients were then randomly sorted into one of two groups. The first group was to receive surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic care.
Both groups improved; however, no obvious difference in results was recorded one year post-treatment between the surgery group and the chiropractic group. Additionally, roughly sixty percent of the participating subjects who could not find assistance from any other treatment approach "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."
In other words, chiropractic offered the same positive advantages as surgery without having to endure the greater amounts of surgery-based pain or suffer through extended recovery times often affiliated with that particular treatment choice. Plus, you also don't run the risks affiliated with surgical microdiscectomy, which includes nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.
Surgery should be the last option for sciatica pain. If you live in Parma, Middleburg Heights and you're experiencing back pain or sciatica, give Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center a call today at (440) 888-6979. We'll help identify the origin of your pain and work hard to get you relief.