In our Rutland practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients suffering with sciatica, and Dr. Cyr has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean 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. Furthermore, the average amount 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 170,450 days of work were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is about 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 Rutland and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Cyr is here to assist. Give us a call at (802) 775-6961 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.