In our Bay Shore office, it isn't unusual for us to see people struggling with sciatica, and Dr. Craig Selzer has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, 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 presented with abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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 170,450 days of work 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 could that increase productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Bay Shore and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Craig Selzer is here to help. Give us a call at (631) 665-3714 and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.