In our Waldorf, MD practice, it's common for us to see patients struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Lipsitz has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average period 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 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 would that increase productivity, but it would also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Waldorf, MD and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Lipsitz is here to assist. Give us a call at (301) 645-8898 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.