We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Henderson, NV office, and Dr. Russell and Dr. Janda finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who received 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 short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment session.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Henderson, NV 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.