Sacroiliac joint dysfunction is a common cause of low back pain. While the exact causes of the dysfunction are unclear, abnormal joint movement is suspected to be involved. Chiropractic adjustment can help restore normal functioning to the sacroiliac joint.
Video presented by Matthew H. Kowalski, DC
In This Article:
- Chiropractic Procedures for the Sacroiliac Joint
- Gentle Chiropractic Techniques for the Sacroiliac Joint
- Adjunctive Therapy for Sacroiliac Joint Pain
- Chiropractic Adjustment of the Sacroiliac Joint Video
We’ll begin by demonstrating sacroiliac joint manipulation. To perform this technique, the patient is positioned in the same position the legion was found. For example, if she flexed the right hip and knee and there was failure of movement of the posterior superior iliac spine on the right, she is placed in a left lateral recumbent position and her hip and knee are fully flexed. We can then add counter-pressure to the patient’s shoulder in a fulcrum to either the ischial tuberosity or just beneath the posterior superior iliac spine. The joint is stressed to its end range of motion to lock out any joint play. At that point, there is a very high-velocity, low-amplitude impulse applied to the joint at its end range of motion. Commonly, an audible pop or click occurs.