Lumbar Pain and the Sacroiliac Joint

We help a lot of patients with back pain in our Portland and Falmouth, ME office, and Dr. Jay Woodward & Dr. Abby Power has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.




In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.


Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days later, and 30 days later for the individuals who underwent high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This asserts that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after just one treatment round.


Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or cope with back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Portland and Falmouth, ME office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (207) 781-7911.


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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