We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Arlington, WA office, and Dr. Ernst finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Arlington, WA 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.