We treat a large number of people with back pain in our State College, PA office, and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed 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 syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, 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 asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our State College, PA office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (814) 308-9352.
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.