We see a lot of men and women with back pain in our Landover Hills, District Heights and Rockville, MD office, and Dr. Ashkan Aazami has noticed that many 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 ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.
In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.
So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Landover Hills, District Heights and Rockville, MD office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (301) 322-7777.
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.