We treat a good number of men and women with back discomfort in our Alpharetta office, and Dr. Berklich has noticed that quite a few cases of back discomfort stem from 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 have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.
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 methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had 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 later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint discomfort, or live with back and leg problems and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Alpharetta office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (770) 475-2225.
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.