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Back Pain and the SI Joint

We see a large number of men and women with back pain in our Shoreview, MN office, and Dr. Jane Steffen Bye has noticed that many cases of back pain originate in the sacroiliac (SI) joint. Research has demonstrated that roughly twenty-five percent of all back pain originates in the SI joint, and now fresh research ratifies what we see in our office: chiropractic is an effective way to treat 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. The first group was given a chiropractic adjustment only at the sacroiliac joint, and the second group had an adjustment to the sacroiliac joint as well as the lumbar spine.

Researchers observed greater improvements in both pain and movement immediately after 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 asserts that chiropractic manipulation applied to these two areas offers both short term and long term benefits for sacroiliac joint pain sufferers—even with just one treatment session.

Therefore, if you are having trouble with sacroiliac joint pain, or have back and leg pain and would like to know if your sacroiliac joint is the root, a consultation at our Shoreview, MN office could be the first—and best—step towards feeling better. Give our office a call today at (651) 483-4040.

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.

June 04, 2018

Dr. Steffen Bye

Dr. Jane Steffen Bye, DC, FICPA treats a variety of conditions due to automobile accidents, work related incidents, and sports injuries. She also has a special interest in infants, children, and the care of pregnant women with prenatal chiropractic. Dr. Jane Steffen Bye, DC, FICPA has continued postgraduate studies in these areas.