In our Redondo Beach office, it isn’t uncommon for us to see patients suffering with sciatica, and Dr. Kaden has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital’s orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What’s more, 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 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 might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Redondo Beach and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. Kaden is here to assist. Give us a call at (310) 251-0862 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.