In our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First off, 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, the authors looked at 44 patients who had 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 authors discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 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 would that increase work productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Woburn & Chelmsford, MA and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin is here to assist. Give us a call at (781) 460-0939 and we'll work with you to find the source of your sciatic pain 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.