We treat a large number of patients with back issues in our Parkland office, and Dr. Scharf finds that several cases of back issues originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed 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 with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are suffering with sacroiliac joint discomfort, or cope with back and leg discomfort and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Parkland office could be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.