Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Waldorf, MD office, and Dr. Lipsitz has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that around one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Waldorf, MD office may be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (301) 645-8898.

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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