Back Pain and the SI Joint
We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our South Buffalo office, and Dr. Nowak has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our South Buffalo office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (716) 825-4121.
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.