We see a lot of people with back pain in our Arlington office, and Dr. Ernst finds that several cases of back issues originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.
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 take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint problems, or have back and leg discomfort and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Arlington office may be the first and best step towards recovery. 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.