We help a lot of people with back pain in our Parkland, FL office, and Dr. Neil Scharf has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to 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 engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Parkland, FL office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (954) 227-0088.
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.