Sacroiliac (SI) Pain

The condition is characterized by local pain to the back of the hip and buttock region. It is caused by excessive strain to the sacroiliac (SI) joint, and is often more painful with walking, bending, or getting up from a seated position – but the symptoms can vary. There can be a wide variety of causes of this condition, some of the most common being: muscles imbalance, foot hyperpronation, overuse, and joint dysfunction.

Our Approach

Since the cause of this condition can vary, the treatment will also vary to match the underlying cause of the joint strain. Assessment will include a comprehensive examination of the entire lower extremity, pelvis, and low back to determine the specific mechanism of injury. Treatment will be directed not only at relieving pain and discomfort, but also at full correction of the underlying dysfunction. Chiropractic adjustments are often used to correct SI joint dysfunction if it exists, Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) addresses soft tissue issues that may be contributing to the problem, low intensity laser therapy may be used to settle inflammation, and, spinal stability exercise or functional rehabilitation may be used to help promote long term stabilization of a hyper-mobile SI joint. Patient education is always used to enable the SI joint pain sufferer to understand their back pain and how to treat and manage their condition.