We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our Rochester Hills, MI office, and Dr. Dalton finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that about one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Rochester Hills, MI office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (248) 977-7039.
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.
Chiropractors, often considered alternative or complementary medicine practitioners, are primary care doctors who focus on good health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. The chiropractic philosophy is based on the idea that when nerves emerging from the spinal cord are compromised (known as a subluxation), the affected individual might experience pain, disability and an overall decrease in the quality of life.