We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Yakima office, and Dr. Covington has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from 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 see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just a single treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Yakima office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (509) 895-7535.
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.