In our Mt Sterling office, it's common for us to see people suffering with sciatica, and Dr. Linton has helped many of them improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, 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 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 discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average period of time that the individuals 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 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 might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Mt Sterling and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Linton is here to help. Give us a call at (859) 499-1009 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.