We see a large number of patients with back pain in our Naperville, IL office, and Frank Bendiks, DC, PC has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that about 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
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 take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to know if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Naperville, IL office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (630) 301-0054.
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.