We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Anchorage office, and Dr. Mulholland finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
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 participate in one of two treatment methods. one 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 found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, 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 treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Anchorage office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (907) 770-5700.
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.