Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic Therapy

Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic Care in Massillon

Dr. Haycock works with countless sciatica patients here in our Massillon office, and many of these patients were concerned that they might require surgery to relieve their pain. The latest research reveals that a large number of people don't need surgery for this widespread problem, and that chiropractic adjustments is more successful at clearing up sciatic nerve problems.

A popular surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, specialists looked at 80 individuals with sciatica who were referred for this procedure.

Forty patients were then randomly placed in one of two groups. The first group received surgical microdiscectomy and the second group was given chiropractic treatment.

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

Simply put, chiropractic therapy delivered the same positive advantages as surgery without having to undergo the increased amounts of surgery-based pain or suffer through extended recovery times often associated with that particular treatment choice. 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 Clients Find Comfort From Sciatica Pain

Surgery should be the last resort for sciatica pain. If you live in Massillon and you're being affected by back issues or sciatica, give Dr. Haycock a call today at (330) 833-2085. We'll help pinpoint the source of your discomfort 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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    Welcome to Massillon Chiropractic Clinic, EMPOWERING you back to health. Dr. Ken Haycock is dedicated to helping you get relief from back or neck pains. Whether your pain is the result of a work injury, auto accident, sports injury or other condition, we will help you make it better. Our doctors will develop a care and treatment plan that is right for you. When we develop a plan for you, we will begin the necessary treatments and then give you preventative care to prevent the pains from returning.