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Spinal Manipulation Proves Equally Beneficial as Surgery in Sciatica Treatment

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in News | Comments Off on Spinal Manipulation Proves Equally Beneficial as Surgery in Sciatica Treatment

Santa Barbara Chiropractor James NearyIn a recent study, “Manipulation or Microdiskectomy for Sciatica? A Prospective Randomized Clinical Study,” (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, October 2010, Vol. 33 Iss. 8, p: 576-584), researchers concluded that spinal manipulation was just as effective as microdiskectomy for patients struggling with sciatica secondary to lumbar disk herniation (LDH). The patient population studied included people experiencing chronic sciatica (symptoms greater than six months) that had failed traditional, medical management. Overall, 60 percent of patients who received spinal manipulation benefited to the same degree as those who underwent surgery.  

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