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Myers Chiropractic & Functional Health

Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a lot of people with back pain in our Asheville office, and Dr. Myers has noticed that many cases of back pain start in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that roughly one quarter of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective approach to treating this issue.

Research Supports Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to engage in one of two treatment methods. one group went through a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group received an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists noticed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days after for the patients who received high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This demonstrates that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even with only a single treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and want to find out whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a consultation at our Asheville office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (828) 676-0963.

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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