Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a good number of patients with back pain in our West New York office, and Dr. Marsh has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation has revealed that around 25% of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now fresh research corroborates what we have noticed in our clinic: chiropractic and osteopathic treatments are an effective way to treat this issue.

Research Proves Chiropractic Treatment Helps Increase Movement in the SI Joint

In the study published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 32 women with sacroiliac joint syndrome 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 got an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Specialists noticed significantly more improvements in both pain and movement immediately after treatment, two days post-treatment, and 30 days later for the patients who underwent 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 long term results for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just a single treatment round.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a visit to our West New York office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (201) 869-0830.

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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    Anthony Marsh DO, who has nearly 40 years of healthcare experience, now oversees operations at the Osteopathic Medicine, Pain, and Rehabilitation Institute as Medical Director. He accepted this role after serving as a chiropractor Anthony Marsh DC for more than two decades and he leverages his unique blend of experience and knowledge to provide leadership as a licensed medical physician.