We treat a large number of patients with back pain in our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office, and Dr. James Ellis & Dr. Lyndsay Martin finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that about 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated 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 received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later 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 continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just a single treatment session.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (781) 460-0939.
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.