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We treat a lot of people with back pain in our North St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given 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 post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our North St. Louis, MO office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. 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.