We see a large number of patients with back problems in our Texarkana, Atlanta office, and Dr. Swanson finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg issues and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Texarkana, Atlanta office may be the first and best step towards improvement. Give our office a call today at (903) 792-2060.
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.