In our Livermore practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Haque Chiropractic Inc. has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic treatment. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average amount of time that the people 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 could that increase work productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Livermore and you suffer with sciatica pain, Haque Chiropractic Inc. is here to assist. Give us a call at (925) 960-1960 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.