We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
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 engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Estero, Bonita Springs office may be the first and best step towards recovery. 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.