We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Asheville office, and Dr. Myers finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one 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 post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Asheville office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (828) 676-0963.
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.