Jacksonville and Fleming Island Sciatica Improvement with Chiropractic Care

In our Jacksonville and Fleming Island practice, it's common for us to see patients suffering with sciatica pain, and Dr. Fritz has helped many of them recover with chiropractic adjustments. What makes chiropractic treatment so useful to those who suffer with this condition? For starters, it lessens their healing time and a Norwegian research study confirms it.

Research Proves Chiropractic Therapy Helps With Sciatica Pain

In the study, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic division, the authors looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The participants were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.

The authors discovered that all but two patients returned to work after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. What's more, 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."

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 diminish costs to businesses and workers from lost work.

We Can Help Patients Find Support From Sciatica Pain

If you live in Jacksonville and Fleming Island and you suffer from sciatica, Dr. Fritz is here to help. Give us a call at (904) 425-9060 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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