We help a large number of people with back pain in our Arlington office, and Dr. Ernst finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Arlington office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (360) 659-8464.
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.