Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care for Sciatica

A recent article published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showed that the majority (60%) of patients with low back pain and sciatica who failed to improve with non-surgical medical management improved as much with spinal manipulation as much as those who opted for (microdiscectomy) surgery. This is widely regarded to be one of the more effective types of low back surgery. The findings of this research shows that the majority of those receiving expensive low back surgery could have gotten as the same relief from the low back pain and sciatica had they seen a Chiropractor.

Chiropractic is repeatedly shown to be a cost effective choice for patients suffering from low back pain. This was demonstrated in the Mercer Report. This report found that:

  • Chiropractic care is more effective than other modalities for treating low back and neck pain
  • When considering effectiveness and cost together, chiropractic physician care for low back and neck pain is highly cost effective

Chiropractic Biophysics of Idaho offers traditional chiropractic adjusting techniques as those investigated in these studies, as well as integrating cutting edge exercise and traction methods that have been shown through research to provide continued relief at long term follow-up. Call today to schedule an appointment. 321-8484.

Full Text Mercer Report:

Mercer 2009 Chiropractic Services Report

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