Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We treat a good number of men and women with back pain in our Minneapolis office, and Dr. Erin Anderson finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around 25% of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now new research confirms what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this problem.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment therapies. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the group who had been given 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 prompt and continuing results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Minneapolis office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (612) 354-2231.

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.