Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our North County, St. Louis, MO office, and Dr. Mark Holland has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

Research Proves 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 dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

So, if you are having trouble 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 North County, St. Louis, MO office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (314) 867-8888.

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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