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Gresham Family Chiropractic

Back Pain and the SI Joint

We help a good number of people with back pain in our Gresham, OR office, and Dr. Ramsey has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Investigation shows that about one quarter of all back pain begins in the SI joint, and now new research corroborates what we have observed in our clinic: chiropractic is an effective method for treating this pain.

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 who suffered from sacroiliac joint dysfunction were split into two groups and asked to take part in one of two treatment methods. The first group received 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.

Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately following 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 demonstrates that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both prompt and continuing benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers even after just one treatment session.

So, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or live with back and leg pain and are ready to know whether your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Gresham, OR office could be the first and best step towards recovery. Give our office a call today at (503) 667-6744.

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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