We treat a lot of people 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 demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received 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 short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, 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.