We see a lot of people with back pain in our Arlington office, and Dr. Ernst finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, 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 suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment session.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at 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.