We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Harrisburg office, and Blake Chiropractic & Rehabilitation has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around 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 approach to treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Harrisburg office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561.
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.