“Sixty percent of patients with sciatica who had failed other medical management benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention.”
Chiropractic care provides a safe, effective, drug free alternative with no side effects for low back patients with sciatica. Sciatica is radiating leg pain that runs down the back of the leg and can go all the way to the foot.
This study followed patients over 3 months of treatment and then a follow up again in a year. Patients that received chiropractic adjustments had a similar outcome as those that underwent surgery. So the underlying question is….Would you prefer a risky surgery that involves anesthesia, possible infection, 6 weeks recovery, scar tissue and no guaranteed for a favorable outcome? Look at it this way, even if chiropractic care fails to help you at least the only thing you risked was your time.