In our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota practice, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatica, and Robert C Slater, DC has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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 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 productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota and you suffer from sciatica, Robert C Slater, DC is here to help. Give us a call at (651) 699-3366 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.