In our Roselle practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Ahmed has helped many of them recover with chiropractic therapy. What makes chiropractic treatment so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica pain? First, it reduces their recovery 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 sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average 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. What's more, the average period of time that the people 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 over 170,000 workdays were missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is almost 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 Roselle and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Ahmed is here to assist. Give us a call at (630) 295-8851 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.