We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our Springfield, MA office, and Dr. Michael Delson has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study published 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 received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given 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 prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Springfield, MA office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (413) 788-4464.
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.