We help a large number of people 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 roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.
In the study released 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 therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.
So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Port Coquitlam office could be the first and best step towards recovery. 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.