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Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers

Lumbar Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of men and women with back pain in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has noticed that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has revealed that around 25% of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we have observed in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat this problem.

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 with sacroiliac joint syndrome were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment therapies. one group received a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the other group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Scientists observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days later, and 30 days after for the group who had been given high-velocity low-amplitude manipulation to both the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine. This suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to see if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our Tallahassee, FL office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056.

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.