In our Napa, CA office, it's common for us to see people struggling with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC has helped many of them heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.
In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, researchers looked at 44 patients who had abrupt low back pain that was identified 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 care, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, the average length of time that the individuals 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 170,450 days of work were lost 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 would that increase work productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and employees from lost work.
If you live in Napa, CA and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC is here to assist. Give us a call at (707) 257-3600 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.