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Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We see a large number of people with back pain in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office, and Robert C Slater, DC finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published 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 therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

Therefore, 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 cause, a consultation at our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. 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.

July 16, 2018
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