In our Westchester, White Plains, NY practice, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
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 mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic care, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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."
Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work 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 could that increase work productivity, but it would also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Westchester, NY and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Vinh Tran, DC, CCSP is here to help. Give us a call and we'll work with you to find the root cause 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.