In our Burton, MI office, it isn't uncommon for us to see people troubled with sciatica pain, and Dr. Elganainy has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with sciatica? For starters, it shortens their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the report, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.
The authors found that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, 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."
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 employees from lost work.
If you live in Burton, MI and you suffer from sciatica pain, Dr. Elganainy is here to assist. Give us a call at (810) 715-7746 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain 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.