We help a good number of people with back pain in our Great Falls, MT office, and Dr. Six finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome 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 alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after 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 demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Great Falls, MT office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (406) 452-6929.
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.