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Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a good number of patients with back pain in our Redondo Beach office, and Dr. Vinick finds that quite a few cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that roughly 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

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 take part in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers found 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 suggests that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment round.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and are ready to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Redondo Beach office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (310) 375-4325.

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.

August 07, 2017