Quicker Sciatica Healing with Chiropractic Care

In our Vernal, UT office, it isn't unusual for us to see people suffering with sciatica pain, and Dr. Nelson has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so beneficial to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it reduces their healing time and a Norwegian medical study confirms it.

In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, researchers looked at 44 patients who reported abrupt low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatic nerve pain. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.

The researchers found that all but two patients went back to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average period 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 over 170,000 workdays were lost 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 could also reduce costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

If you live in Vernal, UT and you suffer from sciatic pain, Dr. Nelson is here to assist. Give us a call at (435) 789-4483 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.

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