In our Alpharetta office, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatica, and Dr. Berklich has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic therapy. What makes chiropractic adjustments so useful to those who suffer with sciatica issues? First, it lessens their healing time 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 presented with abrupt low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. 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 went back to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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 lost 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 work productivity, but it might also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Alpharetta and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. Berklich is here to assist. Give us a call at (770) 475-2225 and we'll work with you to find the source 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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