We see a good number of men and women with back pain in our Nashville office, and Sweeney Chiropractic has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Nashville office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (615) 331-7040.
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.