In our Waldorf, MD office, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Lipsitz has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. 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 work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average period of time that the individuals 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 170,450 days of work were lost 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 productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Waldorf, MD and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Lipsitz is here to help. Give us a call at (301) 645-8898 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.