In our San Angelo office, it isn't unusual for us to see people troubled with sciatica, and Dr. Pittman has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. 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 care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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."
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 almost 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 would also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in San Angelo and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Pittman is here to help. Give us a call at (325) 223-9355 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain 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.