We help a lot of patients with back pain in our Woburn office, and Dr. Ellis finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg discomfort and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Woburn office may be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.
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