We see a lot of patients with back discomfort in our Redondo Beach office, and Dr. Vinick finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms 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 syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.
So, if you are suffering with sacroiliac joint problems, or have back and leg problems and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Redondo Beach office could be the first and best step towards improvement. Give our office a call today at (310) 375-4325.
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.