We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our State College office, and Drs. Matt & Annie Reyes finds that several cases of back problems stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This shows that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint problems, or have back and leg problems and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our State College office could be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.