We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our Redondo Beach office, and Dr. Kaden has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Redondo Beach office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (310) 251-0862.
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.