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Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We see a good number of people with back pain in our Corvallis office, and Dr. Lach finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

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

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Corvallis office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (541) 754-1947.

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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