We help a lot of people with back pain in our Depew office, and Dr. Palmer has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, 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.