Lower Back Pain and the SI Joint

We treat a lot of patients with back pain in our Bay Shore office, and Dr. Selzer finds that quite a few cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that about 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 way to treat this problem.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, thirty-two women who suffered from 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 second group was given an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the individuals who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic therapy administered in these two areas offers both short term and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even after only a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the cause, a consultation at our Bay Shore office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (631) 665-3714.

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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    Dr. Craig Selzer is a chiropractor in Bay Shore, New York. He graduated from New York Chiropractic College in 1994 and attended SUNY Stony Brook. He holds additional degrees in Bachelor of Science and Certified Active Release Techniques. All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy care is a Family Practice dedicated to overall health through the body's innate ability to heal itself. Dr. Selzer is certified in Active Release Techniques and is always treating athletic injuries.