We treat a large number of men and women with back pain in our North County St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent 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 method for treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see if 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.