In our Harleysville, PA office, it isn't unusual for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Szilagyi has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who presented with abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, 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."
Given the fact 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 about 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 might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Harleysville, PA and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Szilagyi is here to assist. Give us a call at (215) 256-4345 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.