We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our Port Coquitlam office, and Northside Chiropractic finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms 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, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated 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 alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment session.
Therefore, 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 Port Coquitlam office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (604) 941-4596.
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.