Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center works with many sciatica patients here in our Parma office, and quite a few of these men and women were concerned that they might require surgery to alleviate their pain. The most recent research reveals that a large number of people don't need surgery for this prevalent problem, and that chiropractic is more successful at solving sciatic nerve pain.
A popular surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, physicians looked at 80 individuals with sciatica who were referred for this operation.
Forty patients were then randomly placed in one of two groups. The first group was to receive surgical microdiscectomy and the second group received chiropractic care.
Both groups got better; however, no apparent difference in outcome was reported one year post-treatment between either group. Furthermore, around sixty percent of the participating subjects who could not find pain relief from any other treatment method "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."
In other words, chiropractic provided the same positive benefits as surgery without having to endure the greater levels of surgery-based pain or suffer through drawn-out recovery times often associated with that particular treatment option. Additionally, you also don't run the risks linked to surgical microdiscectomy, including nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.
Surgery should be the last option for sciatica pain. If you live in Parma and you're suffering from back pain or sciatica, give Baker Chiropractic Wellness Center a call today at (440) 888-6979. We'll help identify the start of your pain and work hard to get you relief.
Dr. Robb Baker