Back Pain and the SI Joint

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We treat a large number of people with back pain in our West Seattle, WA office, and Dr. Gloria Adkins finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers found 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 asserts that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a visit to our West Seattle, WA office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (206) 258-4886.

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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