Quicker Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic Care

Arlington Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic

In our Arlington practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients suffering with sciatica pain, and Jefferson Spine & Injury Center has helped many of these people recover with chiropractic therapy. What makes chiropractic therapy so useful to those who suffer with sciatica issues? First off, it reduces their recovery time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.

Research Supports Chiropractic Adjustments Helps With Sciatica Pain

In the study, 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 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."

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 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 might also diminish costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

We Can Help People Find Comfort From Sciatica Pain

If you live in Arlington and you suffer from sciatica pain, Jefferson Spine & Injury Center is here to help. Give us a call at (703) 933-9000 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.

May 13, 2024

Dr. Holcombe, D.C.