Conservative Care for Sciatica
A recent review of lumbar radiculopathy patients found that those who had surgery and those who underwent conservative care had no differences in pain levels after one year. They also found that there were similar improvements in quality of life, neurologic symptoms, and return to work between the two groups.
The biggest difference: Conservative care was the cheaper option! Choose the conservative option first & give chiropractic a try!
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Source: Clark R, Weber RP, Kahwati L. Surgical Management of Lumbar Radiculopathy: a Systematic Review. Journal of general internal medicine. 2019 Nov 11:1-0.