Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Tulsa office, and Dr. Bogan finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent 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 lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Tulsa office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (918) 832-7880.

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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