Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Often hard to diagnose, sacroiliac joint dysfunction is commonly thought of as a source of lower back pain and/or leg pain. Connecting the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine (the sacrum) with the pelvis, the sacroiliac joint may be a source of pain if its normal motion is disturbed. More specifically, sacroiliac joint pain may be caused by too much or too little movement.
Chiropractors may utilize various adjunctive therapies for treating sacroiliac (SI) joint pain with the goals of reducing the patient's pain and more.
All About Sacroiliitis
What causes sacroillitis? Both sacroiliitis and sacroiliac joint dysfunction are a common cause of sacroiliac pain, low back pain and leg pain. However, there are differences between the two conditions.
Various chiropractic procedures may be an effective treatment for lower back pain derived from sacroiliac joint dysfunction or another vertebral joint condition.
Restoring a healthy range of motion, through exercise, to the sacroiliac joints in the pelvis can help reduce symptoms of sciatica.
Examine the causes of sacroiliac joint dysfunction and the treatment options available for sufferers of hip pain and low back pain caused by the SI joint.
What causes SI joint pain? Sacroiliac joint dysfunction may arise with no cause or result from trauma. What does sacroilliac joint pain feel like? Common symptoms of sacroiliac joint dysfunction include lower back pain, stiffness, and instability.
Sacroiliitis is typically treated nonsurgically, such as with anti-inflammatory medications, rest, ice or heat, physical therapy and more. Surgery on the SI joint may be considered in severe cases.
Sacroiliac joint fusion surgery may be recommended when non-surgical treatments for sacroiliac joint pain are ineffective.