In our North County, St. Louis, MO office, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Mark Holland has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so helpful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, 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 almost 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in North County, St. Louis, MO and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Mark Holland is here to assist. Give us a call at (314) 867-8888 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.