Springfield Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic Care

In our Springfield practice, it's common for us to see people troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Delson has helped many of them improve with chiropractic adjustments. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps With Sciatica Pain

In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. 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 returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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 170,450 days of work were lost 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 productivity, but it would also lessen costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sciatica Pain

If you live in Springfield and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Delson is here to help. Give us a call at (413) 788-4464 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatica 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.

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