Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Anchorage office, and Dr. Matthisen finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Anchorage office could be the first and best step towards recovery. 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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