We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Waldorf, MD office, and Dr. Lipsitz finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that about one quarter 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 method for treating this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who had been given 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 benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Waldorf, MD office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (301) 645-8898.
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.