We help a lot of people with back discomfort in our Burton office, and Dr. Elganainy finds that many cases of back problems stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.
In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers noticed greater 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 suggests that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint discomfort, or cope with back and leg discomfort and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Burton office may be the first and best step towards improvement. Give our office a call today at (810) 715-7746.
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.