Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Tulsa, OK office, and Dr. Rebekah Nunn has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that about one quarter of all back pain starts out in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

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 with sacroiliac joint syndrome were separated into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the other group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, 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 administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with only a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to find out if your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Tulsa, OK office may be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (918) 307-0077 .

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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