We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our Gadsden, AL office, and Gadsden Family Chiropractic finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after 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 manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Gadsden, AL office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (256) 543-3033.
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.