In our Portland office, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their healing time 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 reported sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic care, 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 170,450 days of work 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 work productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Portland and you suffer from sciatica, Chiropractic Healing Hands For You is here to assist. Give us a call at (503) 771-1974 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.