We see a good number of patients with back pain in our Philadelphia office, and Bridesburg Spine and Injury Clinic finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split 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 received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Philadelphia office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (215) 743-5330.

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.

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