Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

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Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Lancaster office, and Vital Steps Chiropractic has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

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 dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following 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 asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Lancaster office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (803) 416-2990.

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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