We treat a lot of people with back pain in our Cary office, and Dr. Gugerli has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction 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 second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after 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 therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Cary office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (919) 589-0909.
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.