We see a large number of patients 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 originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent 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 short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, 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.