In our Salem, OR office, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Robertson has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had sudden 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 returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average length 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 over 170,000 workdays were lost 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 work productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Salem, OR and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Robertson is here to help. Give us a call at (503) 399-7607 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.