We see a lot of men and women with back pain in our Oakleigh office, and North Road Chiropractic finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Oakleigh office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (03) 9579 2699.
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.