Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a lot of men and women with back pain in our Jacksonville, FL office, and Dr. Michael Chanatry finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed 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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who underwent 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 lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only 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 source, a consultation at our Jacksonville, FL office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700.

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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