In our Redondo Beach office, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatica, and Dr. Vinick has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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 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 could that increase work productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Redondo Beach and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Vinick is here to help. Give us a call at (310) 375-4325 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.