In our Noblesville practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people suffering with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Dahlager has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the article, 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 authors discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average period of time that the individuals 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 over 170,000 workdays 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 would that increase work productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Noblesville and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Dahlager is here to help. Give us a call at (317) 214-7218 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.