In our Lincoln practice, it isn't unusual for us to see people struggling with sciatica, and Dr. Kallio has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, 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 presented with sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients went back to their jobs 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."
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 Lincoln and you suffer from sciatic pain, 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.