Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a good number of men and women with back pain in our Moon Township office, and Dr. Spiropoulos finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had 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 later for the individuals who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our Moon Township office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (724) 513-0521.

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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