We treat a large number of men and women with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent 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 prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Estero, Bonita Springs office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166.
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.