In our Noblesville practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Dahlager has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial 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 had abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 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 work productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Noblesville and you suffer with sciatica pain, 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 sciatica 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.