In our Lincoln office, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Kallio has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their recovery 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 reported sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, 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 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 could that increase productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Lincoln and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Kallio is here to assist. Give us a call at (402) 484-5166 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatica 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.