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We see a good number of people with back pain in our North St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see 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 with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our North 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.