Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a good number of men and women with back pain in our Anchorage office, and Dr. Matthisen has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this problem.

Research Shows 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 syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following 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 asserts that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Anchorage office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (907) 349-4212.

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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