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Avoid Sciatica Surgery With Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic Care More Effective for Sciatica Than Surgery in Sayville, Long Island, NY

Precision Chiropractic works with many sciatica patients here in our Sayville, Long Island, NY office, and several of these patients were concerned that they might need surgery to alleviate their pain. The most recent research reveals that many people don't need surgery for this common problem, and that chiropractic treatment is more beneficial at clearing up sciatic nerve discomfort.

A typical surgery for sciatica is microdiscectomy, and in a 2010 study, researchers examined 80 individuals with sciatica who were referred for this procedure.

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 treatment.

Both groups got better; however, no noticeable difference in results was recorded one year post-treatment between either group. In addition, around sixty percent of the participating patients who could not find relief from any other treatment method "benefited from spinal manipulation to the same degree as if they underwent surgical intervention."

Put another way, chiropractic therapy offered the same positive benefits as surgery without needing to endure the increased amounts of surgery-based pain or suffer through drawn-out recovery times often associated with that particular treatment method. Plus, you also don't run the risks affiliated with surgical microdiscectomy, such as nerve root damage, bowel or bladder incontinence, bleeding, or infection.

We Can Help Patients Find Comfort From Sciatica Pain

Surgery ought to be the last resort for sciatica pain. If you live in Sayville, Long Island, NY and you're suffering from back problems or sciatica, give Precision Chiropractic a call today at (631) 567-7807. We'll help determine the source of your pain and work hard to get you relief and living pain free.


  • 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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September 04, 2023
Dr. Judd

Dr. Johanne M. Judd, DC provides quality chiropractic care to patients in Sayville, NY. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Precision Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.