In our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Holland has helped many of them improve with chiropractic adjustments. What makes chiropractic therapy so useful to those who suffer with sciatica issues? First off, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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."
Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work were missed 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 could also diminish costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Downtown St. Louis, MO and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Holland is here to help. Give us a call at (314) 588-9100 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.