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Sacroiliac Joint pain: research showing chiropractic is effective & safe

Allentown, Macungie Chiropractor giving research study results on Chiropractic and Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. Pregnant women often have SI pain and chirorpactic can be an effective, safe, drug-free way of treating.

A new study confirms that chiropractic care is an effective, safe way to treat sacroiliac joint pain. (from ChiroNexus)

The sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is located at the base of the spine where the sacrum and pelvis connect to one another. SI joint pain can have a number of causes. Leg length discrepancies, pain or altered function of the hip, leg, and knee, and pregnancy are all common causes of SI joint pain. In pregnancy, the body produces hormones that cause the ligaments to relax. This can allow excessive movement in the SI joint, causing the bones to rub against each other.

In this new study, researchers performed a single chiropractic session on 32 women with SI joint syndrome. The patients reported immediate relief and experienced significant reduction of pain after both 48 hours and one month after treatment.

This is just one more study that has found that chiropractic is a powerful, drug-free way to treat musculoskeletal pain.

Kamali, Fahimeh and Esmaeil Shokri. The effect of two manipulative therapy techniques and their outcome in patients with sacroiliac joint syndrome. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 2012; 16: 29-35.