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Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Downtown St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after 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 administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Downtown St. Louis, MO office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (314) 588-9100.

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.