Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of people with back pain in our St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Holland has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that about 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 way to treat this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released 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 engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment session.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our St. Louis, MO office may 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.

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