Lower back injuries and Chiropractic

Pain in the hips or sacro-iliac joints is one of the most common conditions causing pain for patients seeking the help of a Chiropractor. The sacro-iliac joints are the main weight bearing joints that transfer the weight of the spine into the lower body. They are located just at or below the belt line. It has been estimated that sacro-iliac joint pain accounts for up to 40% of cases of back pain in the Chiropractic setting. Often the sprain of the sacro-iliac joint will result in a sharp pain in one side of the lower back after straightening from a bend position. Pain may radiate down the back of the leg (sciatica) but usually not past the knee. The pain is usually sharp and stabbing and can be relieved by sitting or lying down.
Sacro-iliac problems usually respond well to Chiropractic care and often see dramatic results with a few adjustments. Usually sacro-iliac joint problems are able to be resolved within a few weeks with Chiropractic care and ice/walking/stretching.
Dr. Tom Etter is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and have over ten years of Chiropractic practice experience in Olathe, Kansas. Dr. Etter’s practice is focused on the conservative Chiropractic management of back pain, including sacro-iliac joint problems.

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I help people through chiropractic care and acupuncture.
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