We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Harrisburg office, and Dr. Blake has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: 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 syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, 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.