Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

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We help a good number of people with back pain in our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office, and Dr. Moses Ogbemudia finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now new research ratifies what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat 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 separated into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Specialists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the patients who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic therapy applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only one treatment round.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Capitol Hill, Washington DC office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (202) 546-2000.

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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