We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Chesapeake office, and Dr. David N. Block Family Chiropractic finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins 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.

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to 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 had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Chesapeake office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (757) 436-5428.

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.

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