We treat a good number of men and women with back pain in our North County St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed 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 dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater 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 applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to 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.