Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a large number of men and women with back pain in our San Angelo office, and Dr. Pittman finds that quite a few cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research confirms what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were separated into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists found significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the individuals who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after only a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the source, 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.