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We see a good number of patients with back pain in our North St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one 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 patients 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 lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, 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.