We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office, and Oregon Medical Centers PC finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released 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 therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Aloha / Beaverton, OR office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (503) 642-2845.
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.