We treat a lot of patients with back problems in our Charlotte, NC office, and ChiroWerx has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint issues, or live with back and leg discomfort and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Charlotte, NC office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (980) 201-9484.
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.