We see a lot of patients with back pain in our Henderson, Nevada office, and Dr. Russell finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
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 participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, 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 applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Henderson, Nevada office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (702) 990-2225.
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.