We help a large number of men and women 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 start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our North County, St. Louis, MO office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. 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.