We treat a large number of people with back pain in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our North County, St. Louis, MO office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888.
Kamali F, Shokri E. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2012;16(1):29-35.