Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of patients with back pain in our Estero, Bonita Springs office, and Chiropractic Care & Rehab Center has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

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

Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Estero, Bonita Springs office may be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (239) 495-1166.

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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