We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Depew office, and Dr. Palmer finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
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 take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Depew office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. 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.