Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint is a common complaint and can often cause pain to radiate (spread) into the buttocks and the back of the thigh down as far as the knee. A recent study in a European Journal investigated what treatment works best for sacroiliac pain. When they compared chiropractic treatment to either physiotherapy treatment or cortisone injection guess which came out most effective?
Yes you guessed it, chiropractic! The study looked at treatment in 51 patients with sacroiliac related leg pain over a 6 week period with subsequent follow up at 12 weeks. Treatment outcome were assessed on the basis of increasing or decreasing pain levels and average pain scores. For chiropractic the success rate was 72%, compared to cortisone 50% and in last place physiotherapy at just 20% success. The study also found that only chiropractic manual therapy gave a significant reduction in pain levels. The study concluded that chiropractic manual therapy should be the treatment of choice for patients suffering sacroiliac joint pain referring down the leg.
Here at Revive Chiropractic in Leeds I see lots of patients with sacroiliac joint problems. I already know that chiropractic treatment works very well for this problem because I see the great results in everyday practice but it is always great to see the research to back it up.
If you or someone you know is suffering from back pain or leg pain then make an appointment at Revive Chiropractic and we can diagnose the problem and start with effective treatment. Call the clinic on 07828 686026 to book an appointment.
Visser L, Woudenberg N, et al. Treatment of the sacroiliac joint in patients with leg pain: a randomized-controlled trial. European Spine Journal 2013 [online]. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2833-2.