We see a large number of people with back pain in our Arlington, WA office, and Dr. Ernst has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more 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 suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether 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.