Today’s medical institutions and practices are finally starting to celebrate the numerous benefits offered through chiropractic care across the globe. Chiropractic is a holistic therapy technique that has yielded numerous positive findings in recent times. While many medical professionals weren’t sure what to make of chiropractic in the past, the efficacy of this treatment is becoming harder to deny.
One study’s purpose was to evaluate the clinical effect of spinal manipulation compared with microdiskectomy in patients suffering from sciatica caused by probable lumbar disk herniation (LDH).
Using one hundred twenty patients obtained through elective referral by primary care physicians to neurosurgical spine surgeons, research analysts screened each for symptoms of unilateral lumbar radiculopathy caused by LDH at sites of L3-4, L4-5, or L5-S1. Forty willing patients who met the specified inclusion criteria (which involved patients having failed at least three months of nonoperative medical management such as analgesics, lifestyle improvements, acupuncture, or massage therapy) were administered either surgical microdiskectomy or chiropractic spinal care. Switching over to the other treatment technique was an option after three months of initial treatment participation. As can be seen in this study, these patients were no strangers to alternative therapies when it came to their treatment process. As a non-invasive therapy, it is of note that the researchers compared chiropractic’s effectiveness up against other untraditional treatment techniques.
It was found that substantial improvement was seen in both treatment groups, relative to initial health scores in all outcome measures. Following just one year, follow-up examinations showed no difference in outcome based on original treatment that was given. That being said, three patients chose to switch over from surgery to spinal manipulation and experienced the same level of improvement. Not only did this switch likely save them hundreds or thousands of dollars, they didn’t have to deal with a timely recovery process that accompanies most surgeries.
Do you have a friend or family member suffering from sciatica? If so, then there’s no time like now to start considering chiropractic care! You can enjoy all of chiropractic care’s amazing health and wellness benefits by merely trusting The Joint to give you comprehensive relief, using superior chiropractic adjustments. The Joint is conveniently located in Englewood, too, and promises to only give you the best– including no appointment times or irritating hidden fees! If you’re ready to receive great chiropractic services, come check out to The Joint… the chiropractic place today, and learn why putting your chiropractic health first should always be the top priority!
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