We see a good number of men and women with back pain in our Juneau, AK office, and Dr. Messerschmidt has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

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 engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Juneau, AK office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (907) 789-1344.

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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