Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our Portland office, and Chiropractic Healing Hands For You has noticed 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 originates in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this issue.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate 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.

Specialists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Portland office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (503) 771-1974.

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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