We see a good number of men and women with back pain in our State College, PA office, and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found 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 treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our State College, PA office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. 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.