Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic

First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC works with many sciatica patients here in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office, and quite a few of these men and women were nervous that they might require surgery to treat their pain. The most recent research reveals that a large number of people don't need surgery for this prevalent problem, and that chiropractic is more beneficial at resolving sciatic nerve pain.

A common surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, physicians examined 80 women and men with sciatica who were referred for this operation.

Forty patients were then randomly sorted into one of two groups. The first group received surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic care.

Both groups got better; however, no obvious difference in results was recorded one year post-treatment between either group. Additionally, roughly sixty percent of the participating patients who could not find assistance from any other treatment method "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."

Put another way, chiropractic provided the same positive advantages as surgery without needing to endure the greater levels of surgery-based pain or suffer through extended recovery times often affiliated with that specific treatment method. Plus, you also don't run the risks associated with surgical microdiscectomy, including nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.

Surgery ought to be the last resort for sciatica pain. If you live in Aloha / Beaverton, OR and you're experiencing back pain or sciatica, give First Choice Chiropractic & Rehabilitation PC a call today at (503) 642-2845. We'll help pinpoint the source of your pain and work hard to get you relief.

References

  • McMorland, G et al. Manipulation or microdiskectomy for sciatica? A prospective randomized clinical study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2010;33(8):576-584.
  • Solberg TK, Nygaard OP, Sjaavik K, Hofoss D, Ingebrigtsen T. The risk of "getting worse" after lumbar microdiscectomy. European Spine Journal 2005;14(1):49-54.
April 01, 2019
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