In our Corvallis office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Lach has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 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 would that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Corvallis and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Lach is here to assist. Give us a call at (541) 754-1947 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain 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.