Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint
We see a large number of people with back pain in our Pinole office, and Dr. Jung has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.
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 with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.
Specialists found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only one treatment round.
Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Pinole office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (510) 243-7500.
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.