Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a lot of men and women with back pain in our Harrisburg office, and Dr. Blake has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, 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 manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Harrisburg office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (717) 657-2561.

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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