In our State College, PA practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients suffering with sciatica, and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length 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 could that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in State College, PA and you suffer with sciatica pain, Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes is here to assist. Give us a call at (814) 308-9352 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.