In our Tulsa, OK practice, it's common for us to see patients troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Rebekah Nunn has helped many of these people improve with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it reduces their recovery time 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 had abrupt low back pain that was 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 discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average length of time that the patients 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 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 productivity, but it could also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Tulsa, OK and you suffer with sciatica, Dr. Rebekah Nunn is here to help. Give us a call at (918) 307-0077 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatic pain 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.