We see a lot of patients with back pain in our Selden and Coram, NY office, and Dr. BenEliyahu has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Selden and Coram, NY office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (631) 736-4414.

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.

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