Quicker Sciatica Healing with Chiropractic Adjustments

In our Alpharetta, GA practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see people troubled with sciatic nerve pain, and Dr. Alex Paulk has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so helpful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces 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 presented with sudden low back pain that was clinically diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.

The authors found that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Moreover, the average period 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 could that increase productivity, but it would also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

If you live in Alpharetta, GA and you suffer with sciatic pain, Dr. Alex Paulk is here to assist. Give us a call at (678) 691-3221 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.