Lower Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Bridgeville, PA office, and Dr. Kohler has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

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

Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Bridgeville, PA office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (412) 257-3228.

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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