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We help a good number of people with back pain in our North St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, 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.