We help a lot of people with back pain in our Parkland, FL office, and Dr. Scharf finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around twenty-five percent 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 method for treating this problem.
In the study published 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 engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later 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 applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, 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.