Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a large number of patients with back pain in our Noblesville office, and Dr. Dahlager finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just a single treatment session.

So, 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 cause, a visit to our Noblesville office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (317) 214-7218.

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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