We help a lot of people with back pain in our Prescott office, and Weary Chiropractic Clinic finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly one quarter 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 method for treating this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later 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 short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Prescott office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (928) 778-2227.
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.