We see a good number of patients with back pain in our Depew / Lancaster office, and Dr. William Palmer has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Depew / Lancaster office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (716) 668-2225.
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.