We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our Portland office, and Dr. Helton finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.
Therefore, 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 cause, a visit to our Portland office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974.
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.