In our Lincoln practice, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatica, and Dr. Kallio has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, 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 found that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length of time that the individuals 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 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 would also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Lincoln and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Kallio is here to help. Give us a call at (402) 484-5166 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.