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Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a large number of men and women with back pain in our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office, and Dr. Ellis has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. The first 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.

Specialists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with just a single treatment round.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Woburn & Chelmsford, MA office may be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (781) 460-0939.

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.