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Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a lot of people with back pain in our Redondo Beach office, and Dr. Vinick has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that about twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we see in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

Research Supports 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 split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the individuals who received 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 short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Redondo Beach office may 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.

April 05, 2021