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Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a good number of people with back pain in our Nashville office, and Sweeney Chiropractic finds that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that around twenty-five percent of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have noticed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this pain.

Research Shows Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study released 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 methods. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Researchers found greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after 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 suggests that chiropractic manipulation administered in these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only 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 cause, a consultation at our Nashville office could be the first and best step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (615) 331-7040.

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.

March 01, 2021
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Dr. Jim Sweeney & Dr. Jon Sweeney, your Nashville Chiropractors and Palmer College of Chiropractic West graduates, provide quality chiropractic care to patients in Nashville, TN. If you suffer from back pain, neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in an auto collision, Sweeney Chiropractic can get you back on the road to health.