We see a large number of people with back pain in our New York office, and Dr. Valente finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our New York office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. 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.