For patients with lower back or buttock pain that stems from the sacroiliac joint, a variety of chiropractic procedures can be applied and are often considered the first line of treatment.
The chiropractic treatment goal for sacroiliac joint pain is to utilize a method that is best tolerated by the patient and yields the best outcome. Patients respond better to different approaches, so the chiropractor may adopt various manipulations to treat the patient’s sacroiliac joint pain.
There are two general chiropractic manipulation approaches for sacroiliac joint dysfunction:
- Traditional chiropractic adjustment, also called spinal manipulation or high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) thrust
- Gentle/less forceful adjustment, also called spinal mobilization; low-velocity, low-amplitude thrust
Chiropractors may also use adjunctive therapy to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction.