We help a large number of people with back issues in our Nashville office, and Sweeney Chiropractic has noticed that several cases of back discomfort stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who underwent 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 long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg problems and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Nashville office could be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.