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Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a large number of people with back pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and Robert C Slater, DC has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

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 participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, 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 therapy applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (651) 699-3366.

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.

March 18, 2016
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