We treat a large number of people with back issues in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Dr. Green finds that several cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed 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 with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are suffering with sacroiliac joint discomfort, or live with back and leg discomfort and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Estero, Bonita Springs office may 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.