We see a large number of patients with back pain in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies 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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent 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 results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Downtown St. Louis, MO office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100.
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.