We treat a large number of people with back pain in our New York office, and Dr. Phelts finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that about 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our New York office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (212) 286-2012. We are conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan, just two blocks from Grand Central Terminal.
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.