We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Waldorf, MD office, and Dr. Lipsitz finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Waldorf, MD office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. 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.