We treat a large number of patients with back pain in our Mt Sterling office, and Dr. Linton has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests 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.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Mt Sterling office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (859) 499-1009.
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.