Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Aloha, Beaverton office, and First Choice Chiropractic & Rehab finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who received 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 results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment session.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Aloha, Beaverton office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (503) 642-2845.

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.

July 19, 2016
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