Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of patients with back pain in our San Angelo office, and Dr. Pittman has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who received 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 short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our San Angelo office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (325) 223-9355.

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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  1. Dr. Pittman has been practicing in San Angelo since 2003 and has been privileged to have the opportunity to help over 2500 new patients from all over our area during that time.