We see a lot of patients with back pain in our Harleysville, PA office, and Dr. Szilagyi finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome 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 had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits 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 pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Harleysville, PA office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (215) 256-4345.
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.