We help a lot of men and women with back discomfort in our Juneau office, and Dr. Messerschmidt has noticed that several cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the group who had been given 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 lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment session.
Therefore, if you are suffering with sacroiliac joint discomfort, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Juneau office could be the first and best step towards improvement. 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.