We help a lot of people with back discomfort in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that several cases of back issues stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 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 released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage 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 as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This shows that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg discomfort and are ready to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Downtown St. Louis, MO office could 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.