We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: 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 participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our North County, St. Louis, MO office may 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.