In our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients suffering 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? For starters, it shortens their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average length 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 170,450 days of work were lost in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 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 workers from lost work.
If you live in Woburn & Chelmsford, MA and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin is here to help. Give us a call at (781) 460-0939 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.