If you’re not sure when to see a doctor for sciatica, you’re not alone. Sciatica affects 40% of Americans at some point in their lives.
The most common patients are 35-55 years old. Younger people are less likely to have it unless another injury has caused it. This condition is totally treatable, though the duration of treatment depends on many factors.
When chiropractors start treating sciatica patients, many patients improve by 50% in the first four weeks. Patients improve by another 50% at the end of eight weeks. Some cases can take as long as a year to improve, and some patients never return to 100%.
In this overview of the symptoms and causes of sciatica, we hope to educate you about why you should seek a medical professional for your sciatica as soon as possible. Sciatica is a serious problem that has caused thousands to develop opioid addictions. It has left thousands more unable to work, many of whom must go on disability. Some might even opt for spinal surgery (which doesn’t always help). Here’s why it’s crucial to get conservative, professional help immediately!