We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Tulsa office, and Dr. Bogan finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting 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 Tulsa office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (918) 832-7880.
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.