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Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Therapy Superior for Sciatica Than Surgery in Yakima

Dr. Kroner works with many sciatica patients here in our Yakima office, and several of these individuals were concerned that they might need surgery to alleviate their pain. The latest research indicates that many people don't require surgery for this prevalent issue, and that chiropractic adjustments is more successful at solving sciatic nerve problems.

A common surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, specialists looked at 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 was to receive surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic adjustments.

Both groups got better; however, no apparent difference in outcome was recorded one year post-treatment between the surgery group and the chiropractic group. Additionally, roughly 60% of the participating subjects who could not find relief from any other treatment approach "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."

In other words, chiropractic adjustments provided the same positive advantages as surgery without having to go through the greater levels of surgery-based pain or suffer through extended recovery times often affiliated with that particular treatment option. Plus, you also don't run the risks associated with surgical microdiscectomy, which includes nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.

We Can Help People Find Comfort From Sciatica Pain

Surgery ought to be the last resort for sciatica pain. If you live in Yakima and you're experiencing back problems or sciatica, give Dr. Kroner a call today at (509) 972-4000. We'll help determine the start of your problems and work hard to get you help and living pain free.

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.
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December 05, 2022
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Dr. Bill Kroner