In our Pinole practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people struggling with sciatica pain, and Dr. Jung has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it shortens their time of recovery 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 reported sudden low back pain that was identified 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 their jobs after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average amount of time that the individuals 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 could also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Pinole and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Jung is here to help. Give us a call at (510) 243-7500 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.