In our Selden and Coram, NY practice, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatica, and Dr. BenEliyahu has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with sudden low back pain that was diagnosed 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 discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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."
Considering 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 work productivity, but it could also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Selden and Coram, NY and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. BenEliyahu is here to assist. Give us a call at (631) 736-4414 and we'll work with you to find the source 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.