We treat a good number of people with back discomfort in our North County St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that many cases of back issues originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our North County St. Louis, MO office may be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.