We treat a large number of patients with back pain in our Noblesville office, and Dr. Dahlager has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who received 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 long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Noblesville office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (317) 214-7218.
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.