Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of men and women with back pain in our Napa, CA office, and Dr. Roxann Bettencourt, DC has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 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 received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Napa, CA office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (707) 257-3600.

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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