We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Massillon, OH office, and Drs. Ken Haycock & Tim Vierheller has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.
Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Massillon, OH office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (330) 833-2085.
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.