Low Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of people with back pain in our Loveland office, and Kauffman Chiropractic finds that many cases of back pain stem from the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has demonstrated that about one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

In the study released in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to participate in one of two treatment methods. one group was given a chiropractic adjustment isolated to the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint and the lumbar spine.

Scientists 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 suggests that chiropractic treatment applied to these two areas offers both prompt and lasting results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just a single treatment round.

So, if you are dealing with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and want to see whether your sacroiliac joint is the source, a visit to our Loveland office could be the first—and best—step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (513) 444-4529.

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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  1. Dr. Kauffman is a licensed chiropractor in Loveland, OH. Patients travel from all over Cincinnati and the Southern Ohio and Northern Kentucky regions to seek our uniquely effective care.