Sciatica patients have the highest level of disability when compared to all types of low back pain patients (1).  The average period of disability after a sciatica incident is approximately 72 days according to Norwegian public-health records.  According to one study though, patients who received chiropractic care for their sciatica where back to work full time  in 21 days in 91% of the patients!!! (2)


  1. Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
  2. Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.