We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our New York office, and Frank J. Valente, DC, PC finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split 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 got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

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

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our New York office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (917) 338-7917.

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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