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Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We see a good number of people with back pain in our Singapore office, and Dr. Stakes has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

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

Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only one treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Singapore office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at +65 6235 1220.

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.