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Lateral shift and sciatica with si joint ?


has anyone with si joint pain have an issue with their posture ? As in their spine shifted to the side as a natural response to lean off the painful side. And when trying to self correct the shift, it's very painful and the sciatica shooting down the leg. 

I understand that here are a lot of nerves in the si joint region , but what causes the sciatica? Is it being stretched causing pain ? Is something being impinged? How can that be since there are no discs in that area . 



  • My MD told me in Feb of this year I have scoliosis. My right leg is also shorter. I have to do self correcting exercises  and my PT measures my legs regularly. 
  • Yes. Lots of people have one hip that sits higher than another bc of posture (think of a mom who always hikes one hip up to hold a kid while talking on the phone), because of leg length discrepancy.  

    A good PT who is COMT certified, ART practitioner or other hands-on manual provider like a chiro or osteopath that does OMT can help correct that with mobilizations, adjustments, soft tissue release, and/or adjustments along with exercises. The scoliosis is the body's attempt to keep the head straight by curving the spine to compensate for the hip height difference.  I had this and so far as I  know, it has been corrected using the stuff I mentioned.
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  • yryssayyryssa AlabamaPosts: 1
    I suffer from SI joint pain and my back is curved when it was discovered. I've been seeing a chiropractor from a couple of years now and that has helped manage to try to get things lined back up. I always know it's time for an adjustment when my right leg starts giving me problems. That is because the sciatic nerve runs just under the Ilium which is part of the SI joint. When my hip gets "jacked up" the nerve can get compressed which causes my right leg to lose its mind. I go see my wonderful chiro and I feel better again for a little while. I hope you have found some relief :-) 
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