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Treating Your Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

The piercing pain that follows tight muscles together with decreased mobility and the numbness that trails down your buttocks and legs are the commo symptoms associated with low back pain associated with conditions of the lumbar spine. But, when your lumbar back pain points to the sacroiliac joint instead, what are your treatment options?

The sacroiliac joint is located in the area between the sacrum and the back of the hip where the spine connects to the pelvis at the level of the hips. The sacroiliac is made up of two bones, the sacrum and the ilium. Although referred to as a joint, the sacroiliac joint provides no movement on its own. The function of the sacroiliac joint is to support the movements of the lower extremities. With underuse and overuse, the muscles surrounding the joint may become irritated or tight, adding stress and pressure that will often lead to sacroiliac joint dysfunction, another possible diagnosis that could be truly causing your lower back pain. 

Sacroiliac Joint Pain Relief

Once you have been diagnosed with sacroiliac joint dysfunction, there’s various treatment options you could take. Chiropractic care and physical therapy consisting of manual manipulation and massages are a good, non-surgical option. Treating your dysfunction with physical adjustments along with stretches will help re-adjust the sacroiliac joint and loosen the local tight muscles. Additional exercises could follow with your treatment in order to strengthen the muscles surrounding the sacroiliac joint in order to increase the support your body needs to function normally.

Using sacroiliac braces is another treatment option for your sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Many people have reported good results as a brace helps stabilize a loose sacroiliac joint.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez 

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