We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Kettering office, and Dr. Poelking has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after 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 manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Kettering office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (937) 299-2900.
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.