We treat a good number of men and women with back pain in our Yakima office, and Dr. Kroner finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint
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 therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Yakima office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (509) 972-4000.
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.