Low Back Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a lot of patients with back pain in our Gadsden, AL office, and Gadsden Family Chiropractic has noticed that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research shows that roughly one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the alternate group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the group who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and would like to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Gadsden, AL office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (256) 543-3033.

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. Karen Tortoriello

    Welcome to Gadsden Family Chiropractic, in downtown Gadsden. We deliver personalized quality care for children, students, adults, and senior citizens. Eight out of ten Americans will have back pain in their lifetime. Dr. Karen Brockway enjoys treating people of all ages. From birth to old age, our bodies are constantly changing. Everyday living takes a toll on our bodies, causing minor trauma to the spine, ligaments and muscles. Chiropractic care can help keep your spine healthy so you can keep going for the next 30, 40, or 50 years.