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We see a good number of people with back pain in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, 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.