We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office, and Dr. Jamie Stern finds that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
In the study released 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 participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients 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 lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Sunnyvale & San Francisco, CA office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (415) 308-7636.
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.