In our New York practice, it isn't uncommon for us to see patients troubled with sciatica pain, and Frank J. Valente, DC, PC has helped many of these people heal with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic so useful to those who suffer with this condition? First off, it shortens 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 had sudden low back pain that was identified as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the mean follow-up being two years after treatment.

The researchers discovered that all but two patients returned to their jobs after receiving chiropractic treatment, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, 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."

Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over 170,000 workdays were missed 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 might also reduce costs to businesses and employees from lost work.

If you live in New York and you suffer with sciatic pain, Frank J. Valente, DC, PC is here to help. Give us a call at (917) 338-7917 and we'll work with you to find the source 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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