Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Fleming Island, FL office, and Select Health and Wellness has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following 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 therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Fleming Island, FL office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (904) 425-9060.

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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